Action: Mark March on Washington Anniversary with Khutbas, Event Participation

MOW50CAIR Action Alert #708

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 8/21/13) -- CAIR today called on American Muslims and all those who seek justice and mutual understanding to mark the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington with khutbas (Friday sermons) examining the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and by taking part in local and national events marking the occasion.

In a commentary released today, CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad wrote in part:

"After 50 years, the Civil Rights Movement is at a crucial juncture. American Muslims are now part of that movement and we stand ready to do our part in the never-ending struggle for justice undertaken by Dr. King and men and women like him throughout our nation's history."

Awad recommended that those seeking information about events marking the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington go to:

Major events include the August 24 "50th Anniversary March on Washington Realize the Dream March & Rally" from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

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Events marking the anniversary will culminate with former Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter joining President Barack Obama and civil rights leaders at the  "Let Freedom Ring Commemoration & Call To Action," rally also at the Lincoln Memorial on August 28. 

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