Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) reviews the schematic of the Civil Rights Foot Soldiers Memorial in his Washington office last Thursday with members of the organizing committee. The unveiling will take place on Wednesday in Annapolis. Pictured from left, Jacqueline Boone Allsup, President-Anne Arundel County Branch NAACP, Joshua J. Cohen, Mayor of Annapolis, Daryl D. Jones, Esq., Guarantor, US Rep. John Lewis, Marc L. Apter, PR Director for Foot Soldiers Memorial, Carl O. Snowden, Chairman Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Committee, Inc. and Chief Joseph Johnson, Guarantor.
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Wednesday, August 28 marked the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. To commemorate this milestone, the Annapolis-based Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Committee, Inc. unveiled the nation’s first memorial to the 250,000 “foot soldiers” of the March – the ordinary citizens who marched in the demonstration and risked the threat of personal harm to underline support for the civil rights leaders who spoke that day.