The DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl., will mark the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington next Wednesday, August 28 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on the museum grounds.
The march, which occurred that day in 1963, was one of the largest political rallies for human rights in United States history. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his historic “I Have a Dream” speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial at the march.
The celebration is free and open to the public. Community leaders and youth organizations will re-enact the march through Washington Park.