Crowds gather in front of the Washington Monument during the "March on Washington For Jobs and Freedom" in 1963.
Although celebrations commemorating the 50-year anniversary of the March on Washington began last week, local events are in full swing to August 28th, the date of the actual march in 1963.
The Southern Christian Leadership Conference is hosting events ranging from celebratory to contemplative in conjunction with several local civil rights groups. These include a sold-out performance by the Inner City Youth Orchestra of L.A. Monday night at the Walt Disney Concert Hall downtown and a celebration of the “I Have a Dream” speech hosted by Congresswoman Janice Hahn at Compton College on Wednesday.
You can commend the progress the nation has already made in achieving Martin Luther King’s goals, and discuss where society will go from here at any of the events listed below:
August 26 @ 7:30 p.m.: Inner City Youth Orchestra of L.A. Brotherhood Day concert, free but tickets are required; Walt Disney Concert Hall; 111 South Grand Avenue; Los Angeles, CA 90012
August 27 @ 6:30 p.m; Revival for justice at the historic Weller Street Missionary Baptist Church, free; 129 South Gless Street; Los Angeles, CA 90033
August 28 @ 9 a.m.; Press conference for jobs and freedom and proclamations from L.A. City Council; Los Angeles City Hall Steps; 200 N. Spring St.; Los Angeles, CA 90012
August 28 @ 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.; Congresswoman Janice Hahn hosts 50th anniversary of MLK’s “I Have a Dream” speech, free; Compton College; 1111 East Artesia Blvd.; Compton, CA 90221
August 28 6 p.m.; Commemoration and call to action mass meeting; Holman United Methodist Church; 3320 West Adams Boulevard; Los Angeles, CA 90018