Washington, D.C.-- THE AUGUST 24TH NATIONAL ACTION TO REALIZE THE DREAM MARCH LED BY REV. AL SHARPTON & MARTIN LUTHER KING, III TO INCLUDE BRIEF REMARKS BY ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLDER, CONGRESSWOMAN NANCY PELOSI, CONGRESSMAN STENY HOYER, NEWARK MAYOR COREY BOOKER, REV. JOSEPH LOWERY, BERNICE KING, THE FAMILIES OF EMMETT TILL & TRAYVON MARTIN & MANY OTHERS FROM CIVIL RIGHTS, LABOR & THE CHURCH.
Rev. Al Sharpton; Martin Luther King, III; Congressman John Lewis; Attorney General Eric Holder; Nancy Pelosi (Democratic Leader); Congressman Steny Hoyer; Corey Booker; Myrlie Evers-Williams; Marc Morial (NUL); Ben Jealous (NAACP); Bernice King; Rev. Joseph Lowery; Randi Weingarten (AFT); Lee Saunders (AFSCME); The families of Emmett Till and Trayvon Martin; and many others.
Pre-March Program – Lincoln Memorial
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Prayer
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 (NOON) Program
Main Speakers 11:00 a.m.
Myrlie Evers-Williams (Widow of Medgar-Evers)
Attorney General Eric Holder
Martin Luther King, III
Rev. Al Sharpton
Trayvon Martin family
Emmett Till family
March at 12:30 p.m.
We will march down Independence Ave. passing the King Memorial to the Washington Monument.
The Washington Monument is the official dispersal point. Once there, marchers will be told to go to their buses. Below you will find a map attached with the march route:
Immediately after the march, Rev. Sharpton and Martin Luther King, III will hold a debriefing (at Washington Monument). Again, marchers are encouraged to return to their buses immediately following the end of the march at the Washington Monument.