Fifty-seven years after Martin Luther King Jr.'s “I Have a Dream” speechat the March on Washington, the families of Black Americans shot or killed by police officers will speak on the exact same website, the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. The families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Eric Garner and Jacob Blake will sign up with Reverend Al Sharpton and Martin Luther King III on Friday at the Commitment March: Get Your Knee off Our Necks.
The march, organized by the National Action Network, requires racial justice and authorities reform. Sharpton initially revealed prepare for the march throughout a memorial servicefor George Floyd, the 46-year-old daddy who passed away at the hands of police in Minneapolis in May.
How to watch the March on Washington
- What: March on Washington
- Date:Friday, August 28, 2020
- Time:The main event runs from 11 a.m to 3 p.m. ET. CBSN will have complete live protection of occasion speakers from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET.
- Place: Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C.
- Online stream:Live on CBSN— in the player above and on your mobile or streaming gadget.
“George Floyd's story has actually been the story of black folks because ever since 401 years ago, the reason we could never be who we desired and dreamed to be is you kept your knee on our neck,” Sharpton stated at the service in June. “It's time for us to stand up in George's name and state, ‘Get your knee off our necks!'”
The National Action Network stated Friday's event will be an “intergenerational inclusive day of action” that will demonstrate its “advocacy for extensive police accountability reform, the Census, and setting in motion voters for the November elections.”
Luther King Jr.'s “I Have A Dream”speech at the exact same location. Olivier DOULIERY/ Getty Images In the months given that Floyd's death, Black Lives Matter marches have actually multiplied throughout the country. Protesters continue to require justice for the officers charged in Floyd's death, and those associated with other controversial cases including the death of Breonnaeliminated by officers in her own house in Louisville, and Elijah who died after a police chokehold in Aurora, Colorado, last
Blake, a 29-year-old Black guy, was hospitalized after
our anger and pain, but no doubt they would turn it into fuel,”Harris continues.”They would be lacing up their shoes, locking arms and continuing right along with us to continue in this ongoing fight for justice.”Who is expected to speak: Tylik McMillian, youth organizer, National Action Network Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Marc Morial, president, National Urban League Yolanda King, granddaughter of Martin Luther King Floyd family attorney Benjamin Crump Rep. Karen Bass Martin Luther King III Rev. Sharpton Households of Floyd, Garner, Blake and Taylor The households are set up to speak at the Lincoln Memorial, then stroll throughout Independence Avenue to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. Sharpton stated he expects 50,000 individuals to attend the march. That quote was as soon as double, but buses organized to bring marchers from around the nation are no longer going to be originating from states that