Community Celebrates 50th Anniversary of March on Washington
Governor Hassan to join community reading of the “I Have a Dream” speech
CONCORD—On August 28 at 3 pm on the State House lawn, community members will gather to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington with a reading of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. A group of 24 readers will represent the “rich diversity of our New Hampshire community,” explained Maggie Fogarty, of the American Friends Service Committee, one of the groups organizing the event. Readers include people with disabilities, youth, immigrants, clergy, African-Americans, as well as Concord residents who were active in the civil rights movement with Dr. King. Governor Hassan is among the readers, and will also read a special proclamation commemorating the historic march.
The event will begin promptly at 3 pm with the ringing of bells at churches across the state.
All are welcome.
Event sponsors include AFSC, New American Africans and the Concord Love your Neighbor Coalition.