President Obama is slated to speak at the upcoming ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

The ceremony goes down on August 28th at the Lincoln Memorial.

From the Huffington Post:

Obama’s speech will come 50 years to the day after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. led approximately 250,000 to the National Mall in a march for jobs and freedom. King also delivered his signature “I Have a Dream” speech from the memorial steps.

The March on Washington helped pressure Congress to pass the Civil Rights and Voting Rights acts in 1964 and 1965, respectively.

The Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act in June. Obama has called that ruling a setback.

Read more at the Huffington Post

 

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