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UVA Salutes 50th Anniversary Of March On Washington

UVA Salutes 50th Anniversary Of March On Washington

The University of Virginia has spotlighted the anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech. UVA’s Chief Officer for Equity and Diversity led a Wednesday afternoon event at the Rotunda. Dr. Marcus Martin (pictured right) recalled the turbulent struggle for civil rights across the South in the early 1960′s. He stood near a video of King’s August 28th, 1963 speech at the Lincoln Memorial.┬áDr. Martin noted King spoke at UVA’s Old Cabell Hall Auditorium on March 25th, 1963. That was a little over five months before┬áKing’s most famous speech in Washington, D.C. The audience and many pedestrians near the Rotunda also heard an extended version of the 3 p.m. bells, courtesy of the University’s Chapel.