PHOTOS: Commitment March, 57 years after MLK’s speech

Capping a week of protests and outrage over the police shooting of a Black man in Wisconsin, civil rights advocates will highlight the scourge of police and vigilante violence against Black Americans at a commemoration of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

The “Commitment March: Get Your Knee Off Our Necks” comes nearly three months after nationwide protests sparked by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and amid continued coronavirus restrictions in the District and elsewhere.

The event at the Lincoln Memorial is happening 57 years after the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his historic “I Have A Dream” address.

Megan Dogans of Denver, arrives to attend the March on Washington, Friday Aug. 28, 2020, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, on the 57th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Chairs are set up near the Lincoln Memorial on Thursday Aug. 27, 2020, in Washington, prior to the March on Washington, which is being held on Friday at the Lincoln Memorial. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
A man waves an American flag on top of the Lincoln Memorial ahead of the 2020 March on Washington.
The early morning sun rises over the Washing ton Monument and the Reflecting Pool as final preparations are made for the March on Washington, Friday Aug. 28, 2020, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, on the 57th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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