In a stunning reversal of the civil rights movement, Congress has announced plans for a new cross-country march, this time from east to west.
The march, which will begin at the steps of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. and end in Los Angeles, California, is being organized by the Congressional Black Caucus and will focus on issues of racial justice, voting rights and economic opportunity.
The march will be modeled after the famous civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965, which was led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights leaders. The new march will similarly feature a mix of prominent civil rights activists, elected officials, and religious and community leaders.
The march is intended to draw attention to the persistent economic and social inequalities that still exist in America today. It will also serve as a call to action for Congress to pass legislation that will address these issues.
The march is scheduled to begin in late August and will last for several weeks. Participants will travel through a variety of cities, towns, and rural areas, stopping at each location to hold rallies, press conferences, and other events.
The march is being organized at a time when the nation is grappling with a renewed focus on racial justice and inequality. The march is an opportunity for elected officials and other leaders to show their commitment to these issues and demonstrate the power of collective action.
It is an exciting time for the civil rights movement and this march is sure to make a powerful statement about the importance of racial justice and economic opportunity. We look forward to seeing the impact of this march in the weeks and months to come.