March on Washington 57th Anniversary

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March on Washington 57th Anniversary

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On the 57th anniversary of the March on Washington, tens of thousands of people gathered to demand racial equality and an end to police brutality in the US. The rally was organized by Al Sharpton’s National Action Network, the NAACP and the National Urban League. The families of George Floyd, Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and Jacob Blake, shared stories and called for systemic change. Organizers reminded attendees to practice social distancing and wear masks throughout the program.

1. Rev Al Sharpton speaking with an attendee

2. George Clinton cooling off before his performance

3. Black Panther Party member overlooking the crowd

4. Young boy holding Black Lives Matter poster

5. Martin Luther King III giving advice to activist from Texas

6. View of the crowd from the Lincoln Memorial steps

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This item was submitted on March 16, 2021 by Dana Bell using the form “Share Your Story” on the site “A Journal of the Plague Year”:

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