August 28 will mark the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his inspiring “I Have a Dream” speech. Tyrese hopes to get more people involved to continue the push for civil rights.
The former MTV VJ Tweeted:
Ths whole week in Washington DC we as a country are celebrating the 50th anniversary of Dr Martin Luther King giving his famous DREAM SPEECH
— Vision Implementer (@Tyrese) August 21, 2013
For Martin Luther King Day, Tyrese spoke to MTV Act about his involvement with The King Center, which continues Dr. King’s legacy of nonviolence. You can get deets on what’s going on when and where, as people will be converging on Washington, D.C. And while events are designed to honor Dr. King and other members of the civil rights movement, they will also be about continuing the movement. For instance, many people are upset about the Supreme Court's recent ruling on the Voting Rights Act, and this is an opportunity for people’s voices to be heard on the issue. Civil rights leader and congressman John Lewis, who was also a speaker at the March on Washington, and whom I recently interviewed, talked all about it to MTV Act.
The events will culminate with President Obama giving a speech at the Lincoln Memorial, right where Dr. King stood when telling the nation of his dreams.
If you’re unable to attend, there are other things you can do, like submit a video on what the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington means to you, or Tweet support with hashtags like #MLKDREAM50. Something very powerful is about to happen, and we can’t wait to see how y'all will get involved to create a future of nonviolence and equality.