Young People At The March On Washington Pledge To Keep Fighting
WASHINGTON — Despite the sweltering heat and the ever-present threat of the coronavirus pandemic, thousands of demonstrators converged Friday on the National Mall to commemorate the 57th anniversary of the original March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. And like the march in 1963, many young, hopeful faces could be seen throughout the crowd, intent on continuing the fight for civil rights and social justice.
The original March on Washington, which cumulated in Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech, called for racial equality, civil rights and economic justice. Friday’s march makes the same demands. But this generation believes that this time is different.
“People in my generation, we’re not allowing this anymore,” Bria Thomas, 27, said. “We’re really taking a stand on this. That’s why I wanted to be …continued .
[Source: Huffington Post]