- This weekend marks the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s historic march through Chicago’s Marquette Park – Dr. King later described the crowds that day as some of the most hostile and hate-filled he had ever seen, and the march itself as “the first step on a 1,000 mile journey”.
- On Saturday, August 6, hundreds of Chicagoans will retrace that “first step” by marching a portion of the same path Dr. King did 50 years ago – called the 1,000 Mile March.
- The march will culminate at the site of Chicago’s first permanent memorial to Dr. King, which is being unveiled for the first time this weekend.
- This is an opportunity for Chicagoans to unite and not only commemorate the work of Dr. King, but recognize that there’s still much work to be done.
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