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March on Washington Commemoration

When: Thursday, August 22, 2013, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Where: Cambridge Senior Center • 806 Massachusetts Ave • Central Sq T • Cambridge

 Cambridge’s Employees’ Diversity Committee will host an event this month to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for civil rights.

The event will be held, Thursday, Aug. 22, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the citywide senior center at 806 Massachusetts Ave.

A keynote address touching on the historical context of the march and its impact on civil rights and economic policy debates will be given by Jemadari Kamara, a professor of Africana Studies and the Director of the Center for African, Caribbean and Community Development at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

A crowd of about 250,000 attended the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, which culminated on the National Mall with Martin Luther King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech on Aug. 28, 1963.

The 50th anniversary event celebrating the march will be free and open to the public and refreshments will be served.

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