Symposium at AACC reflects on 50 years after the March on Washington

National speaker and local panel discuss equality, economics and education

10/11/2013, 11:11 a.m.

“Equality, Economics and Education – 50 Years after the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom” will bring together people who participated 50 years ago and people who can speak about conditions today as the community looks back on the civil rights movement and its impact locally. The audience will be encouraged to share its experiences and perspectives during this anniversary year of the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom at which the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous, “I Have a Dream” speech.

The keynote speaker is James Stewart of Atlanta, who led the 1963 Birmingham Children’s March, attended the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom and was a pallbearer for his friend, Carol Robinson, one of the four young girls killed in the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church.

·The panel will come from the local community and include people who can speak on where equality, economics and education stand today.

·Foot soldiers from the local community who marched in the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom have been invited.

The event will be held Thursday, October 24, 2013 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at The Robert E. Kauffman Theater in the Pascal Center for Performing Arts

Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Parkway, Arnold, Md.

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