Nassau County Legislator Arnold W. Drucker (D – Plainview) commemorated the 60th anniversary of the March on Washington presented by Jewish Community Relations Council – Long Island (JCRC-LI) and the Mid Island Y JCC on Monday, Aug. 28.
During the presentation, faith leaders, elected officials, and residents reflected and paid tribute to Civil Rights leaders and their accomplishments during the Civil Rights Movement. On August 28, 1963, thousands of Americans gathered at the National Mall in Washington to fight for social and economic justice for all as a unified voice. It was there the demonstrators first heard the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s most iconic “I Have a Dream” speech. The March helped secure federal civil rights legislation known as the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
“Although we have made progress over the last 60 years, we must continue to build upon the foundation the leaders of the Civil Rights Movement started until we see systematic change for all,” Legislator Drucker said. “I thank the JCRC-LI and the Mid Island Y JCC for hosting such a remarkable and informative event.”