MLK family, rights leaders mark 60th anniversary of March on Washington (UPI)

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    MLK family, rights leaders mark 60th anniversary of March on Washington – By Danielle Haynes & Patrick Hilsman (UPI) / Aug 26, 2023

    Aug. 26 (UPI) — The family of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights leaders marked the 60th anniversary of the historic March on Washington on Saturday with an event starting from the Lincoln Memorial.

    Thousands of people gathered to mark the milestone anniversary event at the exact location where King gave his memorable “I Have a Dream” speech, WTOP-TV in Washington, D.C., reported.

    King’s son, Martin Luther King III, his wife Andrea Waters King, and civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton were among those in attendance.

    Participants met at the Lincoln Memorial at 7 a.m. before marching through the streets of the capital. The National Park Service closed streets in area for the day’s events.

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