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8/28/20: 57th Anniversary of 1963 March on Washington
by Inspired by Locomotive of American History
Friday Aug 28th, 2020 9:03 PM
Whether you remember the 1963 March on Washington where Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his famous I Have A Dream speech or not, the 8/28/20 "Get Your Knee Off Our Necks" March on Washington organized by Martin Luther King, III and Al Sharpton, is well worth watching as a reminder to us all that the locomotive of American history is the Black Liberation Movement. You can see the rally and hear the wide variety of speakers at https://www.c-span.org/video/?475069-1/national-action-networks-get-knee-necks-rally-march
While it was organized as a Democratic Party support rally, with VP nominee Kamala Harris speaking via video, all of the speakers to the large crowd at the Lincoln Memorial had something instructive to say as they urged everyone to mobilize the entire black community as well as the Latino community and the entire workingclass to make every effort to get rid of "Bull" Trump (Al Sharpton's variation of "Bull" Connor, the racist cop in Birmingham, Alabama in the 1960s) in November 2020 with their vote. Sharpton has provided us with yet another useful phrase: Many have condemned the looting; when is Trump going to condemn the shooting? Martin Luther King, III gave a comprehensive and eloquent speech, preceded by his teenage daughter who clearly showed knowledge of the issues of the day as she promised her generation would make all the permanent change we need. We also heard from the relatives of the victims of fatal and paralyzing police shootings and fatal suffocations who all managed to get to sweltering hot Washington, D.C. for this official kickoff of the Get Out The Vote drive. Sharpton notified us that in some states, early voting starts in two weeks. Rallies like these, filled with the stories of those steeped in The Struggle, inspire all of us to carry on.
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