WATCH: The March On Washington

Aug 28, 2020

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The 57th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream Speech," is set for Friday.

The Rev. Al Sharpton has dubbed this march as the "Get Your Knee Off Our Necks," a name generated from his eulogy at the funeral of slain civilian George Floyd. His death at the hands of police drew people from all over the world into the streets. They were protesting police brutality.

Friday, those expecting to attend the march include attorney Benjamin Crump, the families of George Floyd, Beronna Taylor, Eric Garner and others. They will be convening with Sharpton’s National Action Network, the NAACP and others.

NPR will provide live coverage of Friday's events, beginning at 11 a.m.