In 1963, Martin Luther King Jnr marched to overcome what he called the Triple Evils of Poverty, Racism & violence. The crowd marched to demand civil rights and economic opportunity. Martin Luther King lll tweeted reminding of his father’s march to overcome poverty, racism and violence.
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Martin Luther King Jnr and his speech “I Have a Dream”
On the 57th anniversary of the historic march on Washington, where Martin Luther King Junior delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech, a new march is forming for racial equality and police reform.
Martin Luther King lll wrote on Twitter “Today we honor my father’s legacy by demanding an end to the killing unarmed Black Americans, calling for an end to the structural and racial inequalities that have been laid bare by COVID, and asserting & protecting our right to vote.”
“George Floyd. Botham Jean. Breonna Taylor. Eric Garner. Michael Brown. Tamir Rice. Josef Richardson. Terence Crutcher. Trayvon Martin. Ahmaud Arbery. Jacob Blake. Today, we march with their families. We say their names. We demand justice” he wrote.
Thousands of people will gather to march in Washington on Friday to denounce racism and protest police brutality on the 57th anniversary of the march in 1963.
The past few months have been marked by racial unrest and hundreds of nationwide protests which began with the death of George Floyd after a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck for minutes.
US Senator Bernie Sanders, who was recently nominated by Ocasio-Cortez, tweeted showing his support for the march on Washington. “57 years ago, hundreds of thousands of people came together for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. We are still fighting for many of the demands being made then Today, we will not only honor the memory of that march but also carry on the struggle for racial justice.” Sanders wrote on Twitter.