Civil Rights: Mayor Celebrates Civil Rights and Dr. Jones Contribution
Mayor Lee awards Dr. Clarence B. Jones on behalf of the City and County of San Francisco in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Freedom and Jobs. The Mayor stated: "San Francisco is a City that celebrates and rewards the pioneer, the innovator, the groundbreaker and the risk-taker – Dr. Clarence B. Jones. We are grateful for his contributions to the Civil Rights Movement as Martin Luther King, Jr.’s attorney, adviser and speechwriter. Your words have inspired us, and moved us, to make the change that we want to be. We shall march ahead. We cannot turn back."
August 28th, 2013 marks the 50th Anniversary of March on Washington & Dr. King's "I HAVE A DREAM" speech. The speech delivered by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. called for an end to racism in the United States. Delivered to thousands of civil rights supporters from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington, the speech was a defining moment of the American Civil Rights Movement.
For more information please visit the King Center: http://www.thekingcenter.org