March on Washington, 50 Years Later

50 years ago on Aug. 28, civil rights and labor leaders organized the March on Washington, D.C., where the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech.

Across the country, AFSCME members are commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington to raise awareness of unemployment, poverty, voter rights, racial profiling and other critical issues affecting our nation

On Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, the Connecticut Chapter of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU) will commemorate the original March with a special town hall forum at 6 p.m. at Shiloh Baptist Church, 350 Albany Ave. in Hartford.

The program, "50 Years Later: It’s Still about Jobs, Justice & Freedom," will include a panel discussion on jobs, immigration reform, voter rights and black wealth. There will also be special guest speakers, music, dance and video.

For further information on this event, contact Kathy Jackson Santiago of Council 4 at (860) 224-4000 or