50th Anniversary of the March on Washington
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JOIN US, ON AUGUST 28, 2013, AS WE MARCH ON THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
Given the recent acquittal of George Zimmerman, this “March for Jobs and Justice” takes on even greater significance. Indeed, our permit (issued by the D.C. Police Department) to peaceably march on the Department of Justice on August 28, 2013, gives us an opportunity to send a message to Attorney General Eric Holder that we support a Department of Justice investigation into civil rights violations by Mr. Zimmerman.
“There is clearly precedent for this kind of investigation and prosecution by the Department of Justice”, said Van White, civil rights lawyer and founder of the Center for the Study of Civil and Human Rights Laws. White noted that ”In 1964 when Mississippi state officials failed to prosecute the murderers of three civil rights workers (James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner) the Department of Justice successfully prosecuted the killers with conspiring to deprive the three civil right workers of their civil rights.”
“Similarily, a strong argument could be made that Zimmerman deprived Trayvon Martin of his civil rights when he took his life. Hopefully, citizens from across this country will join us in making that point at the steps of the Department of Justice on August 28, 2013.” White said. The March for Jobs and Justice (which begins at 8:30 am on August 28, 2013 at 600 New Jersey Avenue, N.W.) is just one of any number of events which celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington and which also draws attention to the serious issues which continue to frustrate a great many Americans fifty years after the ’63 March on Washington.