Friday marked the 57th year anniversary of the March on Washington. August 28th, 1963 was a historic day for the African American race. Over a quarter-million people participated in the march where Dr. Martin Luther King delivered his famous “I Have a Dream Speech”.
About 30 years later, the Honorable Louis Farrakhan called for another meeting in Washington D.C at the exact same location. This time it was named The Million Man March. An estimated 400,000 individuals showed up to march with Farrakhan. The purpose of this march was for the black community to be vocal about their political agenda and address issues that continue to plague the black community. The Honorable Louis Farrakhan would again have another Million Man March 20 years later in the same location.
With everything that is currently going on in the country, Al Sharpton called for another march in this same historic location. The main focus of this march was police brutality. In attendance were the families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Eric Garner, and Jacob Blake. It was extremely wonderful to see so many beautiful black people come together for one universal cause. However, it is extremely sad that 57 years later, people of color still have to fight for equality. Hopefully, our unarmed brothers and sisters can stop being murdered at the rate they are, moreover justice still needs to be served to the families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Eric Garner, and Jacob Blake. The overall goal is for us to get to a point where we don’t have to protest these issues because equality has been achieved. Unfortunately, we’re not at the point yet, so the fight continues.