This weekend kicked off the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. Now, I don’t know about anyone else, but my understanding of the march was to rally against racial injustices. I never knew it was about jobs! When I was in school, which was a long time ago, we were taught that it was to fight Jim Crow laws, as a result of what happened to Rosa Parks. My neighbor, Cynthia Harsley, had attended the first march. She cleared up that it was a march about jobs. In fact, t’he March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom or “The Great March on Washington”, as styled in a sound recording released after the event, was one of the largest political rallies for human rights in United States history and called for civil and economic rights for African Americans. It took place in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, August 28, 1963. Martin Luther King, Jr., standing in front of the Lincoln Memorial, delivered his historic “I Have a Dream” speech advocating racial harmony during the march. The march was organized by a group of civil rights, labor, and religious organizations, under the theme “jobs, and freedom”. Estimates of the number of participants varied from 200,000 to 300,000. Observers estimated that 75–80% of the marchers were black. The march is widely credited with helping to pass the Civil Rights Act (1964) and the Voting Rights Act (1965).” (Wikipedia, 2013)
The events started on August 27, and ends on August 31st. I heard that the biggest day of the march will be the 28th. That is the day that President Obama, Oprah, and former President Clinton will be set to speak. Getting back to why I did this post, for shameless promotion! I ended up going to the Saturday march. It was very interesting. So, while I was there, I got in some great shots. I took some time out, and created a great slideshow. I did everything in CS6. I even added a music track, which inspired me to do the slideshow in the first place.
Anyway, check it out!