Monday, August 28, 2023

60Th Anniversary Celebration of The March on Washington

60Th Anniversary Celebration 

The March on Washington


Today marks the 60th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's March on Washington, which occurred on August 28, 1963, during which Dr. King delivered his ultra-iconic "I Have A Dream" Speech (which can be watched later in this story). For the past sixteen years on  Jake's Rolex World, I have continuously updated my story every Martin Luther King day on Dr. King's amazing lifetime achievement and to the best of my knowledge it remains the single largest repository of his history.


If you are not aware, I also publish and, and since it's the 60th Anniversary I thought it would be a good time to look back at The March on Washington and RFK's relationship with JFK. President Kennedy invited Martin Luther King to the White House to talk about civil rights on October 16, 1962.

On December 17, 1962, President Kennedy invited Dr. Martin Luther King back to the White House to discuss civil rights. In the photo below we see American civil right leader Roy Wilkins standing behind Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who is shaking hands with Adlai Stevenson who was the United States Ambassador to the United Nations, who is standing next to President Kennedy in the Oval Office.

I Have A Dream Speech

March On Washington D.C.

August 28, 1963

This next image is extremely profound as it offers an unusual view from behind Abraham Lincoln's statue located in the Lincoln Memorial, in Washington D.C., and we witness Abraham Lincoln witnessing what he set out to achieve. The symbology behind this image is amazing if you think about it!!! It is also a profound irony Abraham Lincoln was likely assassinated for trying to protect people that could not protect themselves.

"Beyond the reflecting pool, stand the dignified columns of the Lincoln Memorial. Whoever would understand in his heart the meaning of America will find it in the life of Abraham Lincoln." –President Ronald Reagan.

Martin Luther King Jr's, I Have A Dream speech is one of the deepest and most profound speeches any man has ever given:

JFK invited MLK and other civil rights leaders who participated in the March on Washington to meet with him in the Oval Office at the White House on August 28, 1963.

This political demonstration garnered more political coverage than any other in history. It was crystal-clear that JFK understood and supported the Civil Rights Movement.

Abraham, Martin and John 

By Dion.