March on Washington

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Let’s not forget the lessons of nonviolence

Reflections on Nati­onal Action to Realize the Dream 

I have been reflecting on the importance of the National Action to Realize the Dream march on August 24, 2013, in Washington, D.C. It was a huge, very diverse march with people coming from all over the country to be part of a historic event. 

Why does it feel that while the movement is still alive, the energy and vision are missing? 

Audio postcard: 50th anniversary of the March on Washington

Short audio slide show featuring sights and sounds from the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington on Aug. 24, 2013, including excerpts from Rep. John Lewis.

Three generations consider impact of March on Washington anniversary

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace." - Jimi Hendrix 

This was the message the Cohen family—grandmother MaChere; two daughters, Claire and Henrietta; and four grandchildren, Myiya, Wesley, Norma, and Winston—took on a sign to Washington. 

Miles away from ‘the sunlit path of racial justice’

Arnie Alpert's op-ed on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington appeared in the Concord Monitor, NH Union Leader, Nashua Telegraph, and Fosters Daily Democrat in the days around the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

One family's journey to DC for the National Action to Realize the Dream

This Aug. 24 at the National Action to Realize the Dream on the anniversary of the original 1963 March on Washington, MaChere Cohen, her two daughters, and five of her grandchildren will be on the bus going from Pittsburgh to Washington.

AFSC sponsored events celebrating the March on Washington

Akron, OH

Brother Outsider Film Showing

Sponsor(s): American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) 

When: Tuesday, August 21, 6:30-9:00pm.

Where: Akron Public Library, 60 S. High St., Akron, Ohio.

More info: Greg Coleridge,  GColeridge, at 330-928-2301


Washington, DC

Meeting for Worship to Celebrate Bayard Rustin, and showing of Brother Outsider

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