WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Fifty years after the historic March on Washington and Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous “I Have A Dream” speech, thousands of people took to the streets in Washington, D.C., to call for economic and racial equality.
President Barack Obama will speak at the event. Former Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter are among a host of political figures and celebrities who appeared today. The President is expected to speak around noon today. KFBK will carry his speech live.
Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson in Washington for MLK events
Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson is in Washington today. He'll start the day with an interfaith service before today's commemoration at the Lincoln Memorial. In a statement, Johnson called the March on Washington "one of the most significant events in American history" and said it will be an honor to stand in the shadow of those who marched before him. Yesterday the mayor met with President Obama to discuss ways to curb youth violence in cities.
Rocklin's Sierra College Hosts March on Washington Events
He was in Washington 50 years ago, to listen to Dr. Martin Luther King, today Civil Rights Attorney Tom Hunt was on the campus of Sierra College in Rocklin to commemorate the event. Hunt describes how the speech solidified his direction in life.
Since that day, Hunt has dedicated his life to civil rights case law and issues. Both Tom and Eleanor Hunt were at the March on Washington -- they were the keynote speakers at the event on the Sierra College campus.