President Biden Committed to the Legacy of the March on Washington

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People gather at Lincoln Memorial to attend the March on Washington, Friday Aug. 28, 2020, on the 57th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
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Sunday marked the 59th anniversary of the March on Washington. It was the site for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech. The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom took place on August 28th, 1963, with 250,000 people taking part. White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre commented from the White House on the anniversary:

“So as it relates to March on Washington and that anniversary, the president has said this before and I’ll reiterate, the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech changed the course of history. We continue to reaffirm our commitment to fulfilling America’s founding promise. And the president has made advancing equality core to his administration, as I just laid out. We can’t rest until justice truly rings out for all of us.”


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