50th Anniversary of the March on Washington
Thank you for your support!
Do you know why these community leaders from North Carolina, Virginia, and Florida ( with the black wristbands ) are smiling? They’ve joined the fastest growing grassroots civil rights movement in our nation – “63 Minutes of Peace”. For 63 minutes (starting at 3:00 pm on August 28, 2013) people from across this country are committing themselves to doing something positive, peaceful, and productive in their communities.
We picked August 28th because that was the day that the March on Washington took place. We choose 63 minutes because that was the year of the great March on Washington. We decided on a start time of 3:00 pm because that was the time that Martin Luther King Jr. began delivering the speech that changed the world.
So… at 3:00 pm, on August 28, 2013, you too can begin to change the world. Take 63 minutes of that day to mentor a young person; cut an elderly person’s lawn; read to your child; fill out a job or college application; study for an upcoming school exam; volunteer to help someone learn how to read; participate in a voter registration effort; or just do something, beginning at 3:00 pm on August 28, 2013, that is peaceful, positive, and productive. At 4:03 pm, whatever it is that you’ve done during those 63 minutes, you may find that, like Dr. King, you’ve begun changing your neighborhood, your country, or maybe even the world.
Most say that it took Dr. King about 17 minutes, from beginning to end, to finish his speech on August 28, 1963. Imagine what you can accomplish in 63 minutes on August 28, 2013. Peace!