Friday, August 23, 2013

50th Anniversary of the March on Washington


23 August 2013

For More Information:          Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, President, 919-394-813

Atty. Jamie Phillips Cole, Public Policy Coordinator,


For Media Assistance:          Laurel Ashton, Field Secretary, 828-713-3864 

NC NAACP President Rev. Dr. William J. Barber and the Forward Together Movement to Participate in the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

DURHAM - Beginning late tonight and into the early hours of tomorrow morning, buses from around North Carolina will leave for D.C. Hundreds of North Carolina NAACP members and members of the Moral Monday and Forward Together Movement will attend the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington on Saturday, August 24th.

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, as President of the North Carolina NAACP and leader of the Forward Together and Moral Monday Movement, has been invited to speak at the A. Philip Randolph Institute National Convention Pre-Rally tonight, August 23rd, and to lead a prayer at the 50th Anniversary March on Washington Rally on the 24th. 

Following the rally, the NC NAACP and the Forward Together Movement will return to North Carolina to continue organizing for the 13 simultaneous Taking the Dream Home rallies across the state on August 28th, when we will heed Dr. King's call at the end of his "I Have a Dream" speech to go home and organize!


Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities. The NC Conference of NAACP Branches is 70 years old this year and is made up of over 100 Adult, Youth and College NAACP units across the state, convenes the more the 150 members of the Historic Thousands on Jones Street (HKonJ) Peoples Assembly Coalition, and is the architect of the Moral Monday & Forward Together Movement.  


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