Executive Constantine’s Proclamation recognizes 55th commemoration of The March on Washington

King County Executive Dow Constantine today issued a Proclamation marking the 55th Commemoration of the August 28, 1963 March on Washington DC for Jobs and Freedom.

“Whereas, more commonly known as “The March on Washington,” this event was held to draw attention to the continuing challenges and inequalities faced by African Americans a century after emancipation,” Executive Constantine wrote in the Proclamation. “I encourage all residents to join me in memorializing this historic milestone in America’s Civil Rights Movement.”

Read the full Proclamation below.

Exec proc on 55th Commemoration of Aug. 228, 1963 March