2023 March on Washington

Live stream of the rally held on Saturday, August 26.

A continuation of the demands made in 1963.

Tens of thousands of Americans converged on Washington Saturday to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The event was organized by the Kings’ Drum Major Institute and the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network.

Martin Luther King Jr.’s only grandchild Yolanda Renee King, 15, addressed those gathered (6:38:32), saying that if she could speak to her grandfather today, she would say, “I am sorry we still have to be here to rededicate ourselves to finishing your work.”

Rev. Al Sharpton spoke about the injustices we face, saying, “Sixty years ago Martin Luther King talked about a dream. Sixty years later we’re the dreamers. The problem is we’re facing the schemers,” Sharpton said. “The dreamers are fighting for voting rights. The schemers are changing voter regulations in states. The dreamers are standing up for women’s right to choose. The schemers are arguing whether they are going to make you stop at six weeks or 15 weeks.”