WASHINGTON (AP) — A national commemoration of the 1963 civil rights March on Washington is being reconfigured to comply with coronavirus protocols in the District of Columbia.
This comes amid widespread protests and unrest over the police killings of Black Americans. Although many marchers will arrive via charter buses from surrounding communities on Aug. 28, the Rev. Al Sharpton will ask others to join satellite marches in states that are considered hot spots for COVID-19.
The commemoration is taking place on the 57th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech. It will begin at the Lincoln Memorial and end at the King memorial.