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8:30 am
Tue August 13, 2013

Arkansas King Commission Prepares Symbolic March On Washington

The Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission will host a series of events in the state to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington.

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Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission

King Commission Executive Director DuShun Scarbrough says a reenactment of that historic march during Civil Rights Movement will take place in Little Rock in an effort to promote dialogue and encourage Arkansans to end violence.

“We have invited a very diverse group of all ethnicities to participate in remembering Dr. King’s ‘Dream’ on August 28, at 1p.m. on the steps of the State Capitol in Little Rock,” Scarbrough said. “Communities in Arkansas must embrace alternatives to violence and recognize our common humanity.” 

Scarbrough says the King Commission is also sponsoring a “Unity in the Community” event this Sunday, August 18, in Pine Bluff at the St. James United Methodist Church from 12:30 to 3p.m.

Event organizers says there will be fun and educational activities that promote health and wellness initiatives and combat poverty. Click here for more information on upcoming events.