Drum Majors for Justice Celebration and 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington the National Urban League and The Memorial Foundation, Inc. are hosting the Drum Majors for Justice Celebration which include the following events:


Friday, August 23, 2013

The Redeem the Dream Summit


Grand Hyatt Washington DC

Independence Ballroom

515 15th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001

Doors open at 8:30 am // OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – Registration is Required


Panel 1 – We Shall Not Be Moved:  A Watershed Moment for A Movement

9:00am – 10:30am

A stellar line-up of civil rights legends and national leaders will look back on a day that brought over 300,000 people together to hear leaders from the “Big 6” address a nation at a crossroads.  Panelists will reflect on the day, Martin Luther King’s iconic speech and why and how it became a pivotal moment in the civil rights movement leading to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.


Panel 2 – The Next 50 Years: Freedom Forward

11:00am – 12:30pm

Contemporary movement leaders will discuss the legacy of the March on Washington in this new era of civil rights. Hear why this is “not a commemoration but a continuation” and “Jobs and Freedom” remains the clarion call for civil rights in the 21st century with unprecedented challenges to hard fought victories in affirmative action and voting rights.  Don’t miss this exciting panel, a historic gathering that will chart the next 50 years of the movement!


12:00 Noon    Lunch On Own and Travel (on own) to The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial


Drum Majors for Justice Future Leaders Celebration

2:00pm – 4:00pm

Freedom Plaza

14th Street & Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, DC

The Drum Majors for Justice Future Leaders Celebration is an event that celebrates young people as leaders in their own communities.  Held on the grounds of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, this symbolic event will feature marching bands from local colleges and universities.  Young leaders and civil rights pioneers will engage young people in the truth that the March on Washington is relevant to this generation.  The Future Leaders Celebration will captivate the hearts and minds of young adults and in the end encourage them to take up the mantel and step into their roles as Drum Majors for Justice. 


Saturday, August 24, 2013


Grand Hyatt Washington DC

515 15th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001


5:30 AM   Pre-March Orientation & Rally at 5:30am (Grand Hyatt Hotel) **

7:00 AM   NUL Contingent Departs the Grand Hyatt Hotel enroute to the LIncoln Memorial

**All Registered participants will receive a complimentary commemorative T-Shirt for the March.


50th Anniversary March on Washington Realize the Dream March & Rally “Jobs, Justice, & Freedom”

Lincoln Memorial, Washington, DC

8:00am – 4:00pm // OPEN TO THE PUBLIC


Pre-Rally at 8:00am (Lincoln Memorial)

Rally/Program at 10:00am (Lincoln Memorial)

March at 12:30pm (from Lincoln Memorial to the King Memorial)


For more information, go to www.DrumMajorsforJustice.com or www.nul.org

Please note all locations are subject to change.