As a tribute to the historic March on Washington, the March on Frederick will bring together students, faculty, staff, community members and visitors to reflect on the progress made within the Frederick community since the passing of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964.
The march will pass historic sites throughout the city, including Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Lincoln School, Free Colored Library, Home of Dr. Ulysses Bourne, Asbury United Methodist Church, Pythian Castle, First African American High School, First Missionary Baptist Church, Union Hospital, Roger Brooke Taney House, American Legion building, South Bentz Street School and Lincoln Apartments, Dixon’s Funeral Home, Mullinix Park and Diggs Pool, and Baker Park.
The march will end at the front steps of Alumnae Hall of Hood College, Frederick’s premiere liberal arts college, where Julian Bond and other local, state and national civil rights activists will address the crowd, starting at 11:30 a.m.
Marchers are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items in support of the DAY TO SERVE initiative and local food banks.
Registration Information: http://civilrights.hood.edu/register/
This event is part of Hood College's year-long Realizing the Dream celebration commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act.
For more information please contact: The Dean's Office, firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-696-3573