A small crowd lead by a group of religious and community leaders marched a short distance down Rev. Dr. Samuel McKinney Avenue to Mount Zion Baptist Church on Tuesday, August 18, to celebrate the 55th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Justice and to kickoff the Initiative 1000 Campaign. Initiative 1000 would repeal the effects of I-200 which was passed on 1998 and effectively ended affirmative action in Washington state.
The commemoration of the 55th Anniversary of the March on Washington included a brief March and rally outside Mount Zion and a much larger celebration inside the church. Dinner was served and then numerous dignitaries, elected officials and church members reflected on the significance of the march and Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech 55 years ago and how much work is left to be done in 2018.
Featured Photo: A group of religious leaders, and community members link arms and march a short distance down the Rev. Dr. Samuel Mcinney Avenue to the front of Mount Zion Baptist Church to commemorate the 55th Anniversary of the March on Washington and to kick-off the I-1000 campaign. (Photo: Susan Fried)