by LaTeri McFadden, HOPE Mid-Atlantic Program Coordinator
Fifty years ago, an empowering moment in our nation’s history unfolded: the March on Washington where the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous “I Have A Dream Speech”. Fifty years later we celebrate this iconic March and speech and what they mean.
Operation HOPE, The King Center, Kaplan University, Target Corporation, and Discovery Education collaborated to bring history to life with #MLK50 at the School Without Walls on August 27, 2013, in Washington D.C. Through panel discussions, students from grades 4 through 12 were exposed to living legends and current leaders fighting against inequalities in our nation.
Many of the panelists participated in the March on Washington 50 years ago and actually witnessed Dr. King present the “I Have A Dream” speech.