Friday, October 28, 2005
Remembering Rosa Parks and Retracing the Struggle
Retracing the Struggle
Join the Martin Luther King Society of Cape Cod On Sunday, October 30 at 1:00, with our old friends, Senator John Kerry from Massachusetts, Congressman John Lewis of Georgia, MLK Society of Cape Cod's founder, Walter Barboza, along with Joe and John Bangert, who will march in a commemorative march from the First Church in Roxbury to Boston Common, where more than 5,000 people are expected to participate in an effort to better understand the struggle for civil rights. The Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities and a consortium of civil rights and race relations organizations are organizing this important commemoration with support from Boston-area foundations and businesses.
In March 1965, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led the historic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama to protest voting restrictions for blacks. Five months later, Congress passed the historic Voting Rights Act of 1965 enforcing the right granted to all Americans by the 15th Amendment to the Constitution.
In April of 1965, Dr. King led marchers on a three-mile walk from Roxbury to a rally at Boston Common to protest de facto school segregation in Boston. In June, the state legislature passed The Racial Imbalance Act outlawing "racially imbalanced" schools.
Show your commitment to the fight for civil rights and the importance of political engagement by walking with us from Roxbury to Boston Common on October 30th. Register to participate below. Click Here for Registration or call (508) 432-9256