Special Coverage: March on Washington Anniversary

Aug 28, 2020

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Friday, August 28 , is the 57th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream Speech."  On this anniversary, NPR will offer on-line coverage of the Rev. Al Sharpton's "Get Your Knee Off Our Necks" march, a name generated from his eulogy at the funeral of slain civilian George Floyd. His death at the hands of police drew people from all over the world into the streets, protesting police brutality.

Friday, those expecting to attend the march include attorney Benjamin Crump, the families of George Floyd, Beronna Taylor, Eric Garner and others. They will be convening with Sharpton's National Action Network, the NAACP and others.

Coverage begins at 11:00 a.m.