Carbondale is set to commemorate the March on Washington with an event this week
Three community organizations this week will host the Carbondale Community 60 Year Commemoration of the March on Washington.
The 1963 event addressed employment discrimination, civil rights abuses against African Americans, Latinos, and other disenfranchised groups, and support for the Civil Rights Act., which culminated in the Dr. Martin Luther King’s I HAVE A DREAM speech.
The Carbondale branch of the NAACP, Carbondale Human Relations Commission and the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity say the Community Commemoration-Conversation will offer members of Carbondale’s diverse community opportunities to brainstorm ways to work together on common interests.
The event is set for Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Carbondale Civic Center.