Reclaim the Dream: 8/28 in Washington
Forty-seven years after the historic March on Washington, NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous will join the National Action Network (NAN), along with heads of progressive organizations, unions and clergy in a mass rally and march in Washington, DC on Saturday, August 28, 2010 to reclaim the dream.
The rally will start at 11:00 a.m. at Dunbar High School, followed by a march to the King Memorial. Joining us will be a cross-section of organizations and principals including Rev. Al Sharpton, United States Education Secretary, Arne Duncan, Martin Luther King, III, President, Center for Nonviolent Social Change, Inc.; Ed Schultz, Television and radio show host; Tom Joyner, The Tom Joyner Morning Show & Reach Media; Marc Morial, President of the National Urban League; Melanie L. Campbell, President of National Coalition on Black Civic Participation and Convener of the Black Women's Roundtable; Dr. Lezli Baskerville, President NAFEO; Clayola Brown, President, A. Philip Randolph Institute; Dr. Barbara Williams Skinner, President, Skinner Leadership Institute; Harry Thomas Jr., D.C. Ward 5 Councilmember; Rev. Willie F. Wilson; Pastor of Union Temple Baptist Church; Rev. Walter Fauntroy; SEIU; 32BJ; SEIU; The Leadership Conference on Human and Civil Rights, Stand Up For Democracy Coalition, Prince Hall Masons (New York State); United for Peace and Justice; National Conference to Bring the Troops Home Now!; representatives from Media Matters; board members of National Action Network, and many other religious groups, labor unions, and organizations.
For More Information about Buses and Participants please visit: www.nationalactionnetwork.net
Marchers will line up at Dunbar High School, Begin march at N Street NW and New Jersey Ave NW; Proceed West on N Street to 6th Street NW; Walk from South 6th Street to Constitution Ave; Go West on Constitution Ave to 15th Street NW; Go South on 15th Street to Independence Ave. NW; Walk West on Independence Ave to 23rd Street and Ohio Drive (Intersection); Walk South on Ohio Drive Riverside; Enter West Potomac Park, Polo Field on to MLK Memorial Site;