Saturday was the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington but it was not the actual date of the original march. That date is tomorrow, August 28th, and will be marked by the Let Freedom Ring Commemoration and Call to Action event. Along with others, Presidents Obama, Clinton & Carter will speak from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. At 3pm bells will be rung, a half-century to the minute after Dr. King delivered his historic address. I will be at work but perhaps I’ll try to walk down during my lunch break – it would be interesting to compare the atmospheres of both events. Unfortunately, there is rain forecast for tomorrow afternoon.
Saturday was such a beautiful day; perfect weather for a protest tee shirt: There were 3 older ladies from North Carolina wearing this one and we chatted about their arrest experience.
And, here is a sampling of other tee shirts amongst the crowd: