August 28 marks the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his "I Have a Dream" speech that punctuated the Civil Rights Movement in this Country.
The Prince George's County Memorial Library System will be hosting two events in Bowie the next several days to honor and commemorate this event in American history.
Join friends and neighbors are the Bowie Branch Library on August 24 for the Civil Rights Concert, featuring Ken and Brad Kolodner performing "We Shall Overcome" and other traditional folk songs. The free concert begins at 2 p.m.
On August 28, the National Capital Radio and Television Museum will host a presentation entitled The Civil Rights Movement and the Media, that will outline the importance of King's "I Have a Dream Speech" and the way the movement used the media to mobilize supporters.