AT THE ESSENCE FESTIVAL IN NEW ORLEANS, REV. AL SHARPTON ANNOUNCED THE “DREAM BUSTERS” MARCH FROM THE MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL TO THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ON MONDAY, AUGUST 28—
New York, NY (July 5, 2017) — On Saturday, July 1, 2017, during his keynote address at the Essence Festival, Rev. Al Sharpton and National Action Network officially announced the Ministers March for Justice from the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial to the Department of Justice on Monday, August 28th 2017. One thousand ministers of all denominations will convene in Washington, DC, to reaffirm their commitment to the social justice movement and to stand in solidarity in the spirit and legacy of Dr. King. Clergy will hold the Trump Administration and Attorney General Jeff Sessions accountable in the wake of an increase in hate crimes, mass incarceration, and discrimination.
According to Rev. Al Sharpton, President and Founder of the National Action Network, “We are in grave times that call for vigilance and a mobilized effort to confront the Administration around issues that are taking us backwards. Faith leaders will be summoned to reaffirm the call to their congregations that faith will drive the movement for justice in today’s times.”
On August 28th, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Fifty-four years ago, a clarion call for voting rights and economic justice was issued by Dr. King and today under the current Administration many of the same issues are prevalent—voter disenfranchisement, economic disparity, discrimination, and the need for criminal justice reform.
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