Friday, August 28, 10am - 11am ET
Professor John H. Bracey, Jr., has taught in the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst since 1972. During the 1960s, Professor Bracey was active in the Civil Rights, Black Liberation, and other radical movements in Chicago and participated in the 1963 March on Washington.
Professor Bracey will be interviewed about his experiences by journalist and podcaster Jonathan Kermah ‘20. Kermah created the Amherst Wired Podcast Network, with a focus on diversifying student content beyond the written word. Together, he and Professor Bracey will discuss the original March, and what August 2020 March means at this moment in history, prior to the speakers in Washington DC taking the stage.
**Note: A captioned on-demand file will also be provided after the event.
2020 March on Washington: Participate Virtually at https://2020march.com/
Thursday, August 27, 8-10pm ET
Music, reflections, panels, young activists.
Friday, August 28, 11am – 3pm ET
Convened by Rev. Al Sharpton and Martin Luther King III, the Commitment March will gather at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. to restore and recommit to the dream Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. defined in 1963. The March will be streamed across multiple social media platforms.
Friday, August 28, 9-11pm ET
The event will conclude with a night of virtual programming, including a major keynote address and musical performances by award-winning artists.