Remembering The March And The Dream

Aug 28, 2013

Community organizations, labor unions, and individuals from throughout the Hudson Valley and the Capital Region are coming together this evening to mark the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

Groups will assemble for a night of remembrance, celebration, and discussion for the future of the civil rights movement. They'll commemorate the march and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a dream" speech.

A gathering in Hudson, entitled "Still Dreaming The Dream" runs from 5 thru 9pm at the pocket park across from the Opera House on Warren Street.   In Albany, marchers will assemble at 5:30 in meeting room 6 at the Empire State Plaza, then march at 6:15 to the Martin Luther King statue in Lincoln Park, where Professor Colia Clark, an original particpant in the 1963 march and special assistant to slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers, is scheduled give a keynote address at 6:30.