On Aug. 24, the ANSWER Coalition was proud to participate in the massive demonstration in Washington, D.C., to both commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and recommit ourselves to fulfilling the unfinished struggles of that era. We distributed placards that read “Dr. King’s Legacy… Jobs Not War.” Dr. Martin Luther King was a staunch advocate for the rights of poor and working people, supporting a wide range of labor struggles and spending the last years of his life organizing a “poor people’s campaign” to push for economic justice. He was an equally ardent voice against militarism, putting himself at great personal risk by speaking out in opposition to the murderous U.S. war in Vietnam.
Below please find a collection of photos from the Aug. 24 march and rally.