March on Washington
Ralph Hunter, of Atlantic City, looks a limited collectable statue of Dr. King made by Lladro company of Spain from his collection.
March on Washington
Photo taken by Ralph Hunter from the 63 march from the collection of Ralph Hunter of Atlantic City. Saturday August 17 2013 Memorabilia related to the March on Washington on Aug. 28, 1963, Ralph Hunter.
- Events marking the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington
For those attending Saturday's march in the nation's capital marking 50 years since the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, travel suggestions for the Washington, D.C., area are available at: http://nationalactionnetwork.net/mow/. Click on "Metro Transportation Info."
The Atlantic City Commemorative Service for 50th Anniversary of March on Washington will be held at 5 p.m. Aug. 28 in City Council chambers, 1301 Bacharach Blvd. The event is open to all and includes excerpts from the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s speech, ecumenical prayers, and brief speeches in recognition of King and the civil rights movement. It is sponsored by Bridge of Faith, Masjid Muhammad mosque, Coalition for a Safe Community, South Jersey Board of Rabbis and Cantors, Fellowship of Churches and others.
The African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey special exhibit "Fifty Years after the March on Washington" opened Wednesday and runs through Dec. 31 at 661 Jackson Road, Newtonville, Buena Vista Township. It features an invitational program for the 1963 March on Washington and other memorabilia. The museum will sell copies of the original invitation for $50 (a dollar for each year since the march), as a fundraising tool. Call 609-704-5495.
For more information on the African American Heritage Statewide Parade and Festival, held every Memorial Day weekend in Newark, visit http://aahpc.org/
Posted: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 11:00 pm
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