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Community Dialogue: 1963 March on Washington for Jobs & Freedom
August 18, 2013 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
A community dialogue that connects the civil rights issues that fueled the 1963 March on Washington to the issues of today. Fifty years ago, 250,000 people gathered in the shadow of the Lincoln Memorial to demand racial and economic justice. Many buses and a caravan of cars brought hundreds of people from Durham to Washington to join this effort. You are invited to share your perspectives about what has been accomplished in the last half century and what issues remain that need to be addressed. What issues inspire us to march, gather, and protest today? How are we working toward the idea of “beloved community” here in Durham?
Sponsoring Partner: 2013 Bayard Rustin Commemoration Project of the National Black Justice Coalition, Durham County Library Humanities Program.