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March on Washington, Living the Dream, & Education for All Ages

August 29, 2013

A member of our church was at the march 50 years ago, though many were too young and/or didn’t live in the DC area 50 yrs. ago. Most of us old enough did watch it on TV.

There are photos of our association in the 1963 March on Washington on Facebook here. In this news story, it is noted that, “Whitney Young national director, Urban League”,  who was a Unitarian, was one of the six organizers. It also refers to CORE’s leaders: “CORE was founded as a pacifist organization by… Unitarian minister Homer Jack”. More about our history in civil rights is here.

NBC News’ Tracee Wilkins reported on “Prince George’s County – 50 Years Later” – how it has made some strives in achieving the dream of which Martin Luther King spoke.

Some of our children were part of a march at a local school to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech.

We are trying to do our part to help make that dream more of a reality. We have monthly dialogues on race and ethnicity. We offer a religious education program for all ages using curricula that is unique (see this blog post). We are also trying to create a place for black and white hand in hand as Martin Luther King, Jr. stated in his speech that day 50 years ago. Join us as we teach, learn, and work to make our county better with projects, such as the Oxon Hill Food Pantry to help keep young families and others from going hungry.

Learning together - a class activity with a racial diversity in teachers and children

Photo of class from the past at Davies.
Photographer: Nola Shelton

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