Tue August 27, 2013
March on Washington 50 Years Later on Wednesday's Access Utah
On August 28, 1963, thousands marched on Washington in support of civil rights. The assembled crowd of more than 250,000 heard Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. deliver his now-famous “I Have a Dream” speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. On Access Utah (on the fiftieth anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom) we ask: has the dream articulated by Dr. King been realized? What progress has been made? What remains to be done? What is your dream? How are we progressing towards it? What does this anniversary mean to you?
We’ll likely talk about recent U. S. Supreme Court rulings on affirmative action and voting rights. Our guests include Jeanetta Williams, President of the Salt Lake Branch of the NAACP; Rev. France Davis from Calvary Baptist Church in Salt Lake City; Marvin Roberts, USU Assistant Vice President for Student Engagement & Diversity; members of the USU Black Student Union.