Skip to comments.March on Washington's 50th anniversary commemoration draws tens of thousands (MLK III)
Posted on 08/24/2013 3:34:45 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Tens of thousands of people gathered on the National Mall Saturday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1963 March on Washington, listening as political and civil rights leaders reflected on the legacy of racial progress over the last half-century and urged Americans to press forward in pursuit of King's dream of equality.
The event, which was sponsored by the Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network, Martin Luther King III and the NAACP, featured a roster of speakers, including King, Sharpton, Attorney General Eric Holder, Newark Mayor Cory Booker and Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga. They spoke from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, where 50 years ago this month King delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech.
The task is not done, the journey is not complete," he said. "The vision preached by my father a half-century ago was that his four little children would no longer live in a nation where they would judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."
"However, sadly, the tears of Trayvon Martin's mother and father remind us that, far too frequently, the color of one's skin remains a license to profile, to arrest and to even murder with no regard for the content of one's character," he said, calling for "stand your ground" self-defense laws to be repealed in states where they have been enacted.....
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Good place to stay away from.
MLK was a true leader for blacks. He didn’t march for money or glory like today’s pimps.
Any aerial pics of these “tens of thousands”, yet?
Really impressive though that Al Sharpton, Cory Booker, NAACP, Eric Holder, etc. could collectively attract, what, 20,000 people? (Isn’t that number what the media means by “tens of thousands”?)
“Tens of thousands”.....So I’m supposed to be impressed with “tens of thousands” of blacks in a city with a black population of something more than 300,000? I’d say that’s a pretty paltry turnout.
It’s also the annual celebration of Jesse Jackson’s and Al Sharpton’s “I Have A Scheme” speech.
You can bet it wasn't a Job Fair.....
Maybe someone will write about it on Facebook and be a REAL leader.
Here's a pic of Glenn Beck's Restoring Honor gathering...of which the media (who dared to report on it) claimed only "several hundred" attended.
I was in the crowd of about a million on Sept. 10, 2009 to protest Obamacare. It barely got a mention by the media.
I suspect the mediots and “security” outnumber the participants.
You can bet it will be a damned mess when it's over too.
MLK was quite the unifier.....he loved him some white womernz!
You got that right!
Wonder if there are any *after* pics of today’s event.
MLK III is barely coherent. He actually lost his post as a county commissioner here in Atlanta because a predominately black electorate got tired of his laziness and dishonesty. Later he was booted from the leadership of his dad’s civil rights organization for the same reasons. But by comparison with Sharpton, he is a paragon of integrity. That’s where we are 50 years after the March on Washington.
Most likely TENS of HUNDREDS...
We have a black President, black AG, black head of FHFA (tentatively), forced integration mandates by HUD, forced admission of poor blacks into colleges by Education, etc, etc.
What more do they want? THEY WANT IT ALL!
I aksed earlier if this group would be smaller than Glenn Beck’s rally....sounds like it was markedly smaller.
And I bet they were messier.
Thanks for those shots of comparison.
Dr. King would be ashamed of the “civil rights” movement.
Tens of thousands gathered? CNN or Fox, or maybe it was both, reported it was 200,000 people.
Sharpton better be glad people aren’t profiled based on character.
Crowd was no more then thity thousand, a terrible turnout!!! Worse....take note of close up photos......mainly those posted by Politico. You will notice that there are very few White folks in the crowd or at the gathering. I bring this up...because I was twenty-three years old back in 1963 and watched the entire Dr. King led March on Washington. During the march and at the speeches, there were thousands upon thousands of White folks mixed with the Black marchers & protesters.
The Black racists and hustlers led by Obama, Sharpton, Jackson, Holder, etc. are isolating the Black American community....which is now fully adrift at sea without meaningful leadership to confront their real problems!!! No hope and change in sight. Certainly none from Obama on down!!!