Rise and March


The August 24th National Action To Realize The Dream March Led By Rev. Al Sharpton & Martin Luther King, III To Include Brief Remarks By Attorney General Eric Holder, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, Congressman Steny Hoyer, Newark Mayor Corey Booker, Rev. Joseph Lowery, Bernice King, The Families of Emmett Till & Trayvon Martin & Many Others From Civil Rights, Labor & The Church

Main Speakers (from 11:0 AM EDT):

Nancy Pelosi * Bernice King * Steny Hoyer * Myrlie Evers-Williams * Attorney General Eric Holder * Martin Luther King, III * Rev. Al Sharpton * Trayvon Martin family * Emmett Till family


March down Independence Avenue, passing the King Memorial to the Washington Monument


Live streaming:


Coverage on C-Span starts at 9:0 AM EDT



Instagram: The family of Trayvon Martin. The family of Emmett Till. 50 years later, they march together…




Morning everyone, just wanted to post the live links above, back later with more.

114 Responses to “Rise and March”

  1. 1 africa
    August 24, 2013 at 8:24 am

    Hi. Wish I was there.

  2. August 24, 2013 at 8:25 am

    We march on 50 years later towards justice. Good morning TOD.

  3. 5 hopefruit2
    August 24, 2013 at 8:27 am

    Morning Chips, TOD, lurkers, everyone, and congrats africa on #1 🙂 Thanks for posting the live links, Chips!

  4. 7 Roberta in MN
    August 24, 2013 at 8:28 am

    Congrats on 1st Africa, This is going to be a powerful weekend in Washington.
    Good Morning Chips. Just getting my bearings this morning. I slept good, but feel like I could sleep forever. Raining here. They are giving us Heat Index warnings. Bwaaah 🙂

  5. 10 hopefruit2
    August 24, 2013 at 8:30 am

    And I’m sure none of them have ANY historical perspective or real connection to the Civil Rights Movement.

    • 11 africa
      August 24, 2013 at 8:33 am

      Isn’t that something. Never ceases to amaze. They are so taken with themselves. I have never seen that program.

    • August 24, 2013 at 8:33 am

      Unbelievable. Seriously, that is astonishing.

    • August 24, 2013 at 8:34 am

      These hideous shows just seem like they must be full of backslapping and self-congratulatory preening. UGH.

    • 14 Don
      August 24, 2013 at 8:49 am

      Where’s Smiley or West when you need them?

    • 17 jackiegrumbacher
      August 24, 2013 at 9:25 am

      They don’t even try anymore, Hf. Out of all the people it takes to put on a tv show, not one–not one–noticed this glaringly obvious omission. It’s like a parody of “Amazing Grace”—I was blind and now I’m blinder. Makes you want to weep.

      • 18 jacquelineoboomer
        August 24, 2013 at 11:21 am

        There are going to be a lot of reminders today and this week, as to why we’ll all continue to want to weep.

        Luckily, the fools are all being pointed out. Maybe they’ll never get it, but others will. I’m so sick of stupidity, I could spit.

    • 19 Nena20409
      August 24, 2013 at 12:31 pm

      Don’t we know….None was able to appear…..all 44M Black Americans. What in God’s goodness name? That is Low. 50 yrs ago, an estimated 60K Caucasian attended the March. Kornacki would NOT find one African American in NY City to come to his show on this very momentous day? Wow…..that is wicked, crude, cruel and Lame of Steve Kornacki.

  6. 20 JER
    August 24, 2013 at 8:30 am

    Good Morning Chips and everyone. May we march Forward, not backwards.

  7. 21 hopefruit2
    August 24, 2013 at 8:32 am

  8. August 24, 2013 at 8:33 am

    Good morning, TODville. This is going to be an historic day. Sooooo excited for Donna and Dudette and Alycee and all the others who will be there in person. I know a lot of people are going to come out and join the movement for a more just America, including some of those who were there with MLK. FORWARD.

    • August 24, 2013 at 8:35 am

      Morning Meta, can’t wait to hear back from the TODers, what a powerful, stirring day.

    • 27 vcprezofan2
      August 24, 2013 at 9:55 am

      Dudette is there too? (God, I miss so much when I don’t read all the comments.) Woo-hoo! I knew Alycee would be there, and I bet at the end of the day we’ll find there were other TODObots. Hey College Kay, you there too?

      • 28 Dudette
        August 24, 2013 at 10:48 am

        No, no. I’m not there today. Wish I was. But I’ll be there on Wednesday to see POTUS. Driving up to DC Tuesday.

        • 29 vcprezofan2
          August 24, 2013 at 10:51 am

          Okay, D. I never like to think I miss important pieces of info in the village. 😀 So, we can hold hands today while we ‘participate’ here, and on Tuesday, drive safely, my only Dudette.

      • 30 Alycee (@jazziz2)
        August 24, 2013 at 10:54 am

        Unfortunately, had to bag today — I’m swamped with taxes… Had to make a choice Saturday or Wednesday… I’ll be front and center on Wednesday!

        • 31 vcprezofan2
          August 24, 2013 at 11:07 am

          Okay, another Obot representing the village on Wednesday! Alright! The more the ‘merrier’. Good luck focusing on the taxes.

  9. 32 Proud Former White House Intern
    August 24, 2013 at 8:39 am

    Rise and March indeed!

  10. 34 africa
    August 24, 2013 at 8:40 am

    • 35 Don
      August 24, 2013 at 8:54 am

      The balls is must take to think you can talk about issues affecting the black and the brown without any of them being represented.

    • 37 jackiegrumbacher
      August 24, 2013 at 9:27 am

      Africa, they are just blowing hot air making themselves believe they are relevant. I think they’re actually afraid to talk with African Americans or Latinos. They might get their noses rubbed in some hard truths. So much easier to pontificate based on their own uninformed opinions. Hope this show tanks.

  11. 38 hopefruit2
    August 24, 2013 at 8:40 am

    • 39 jackiegrumbacher
      August 24, 2013 at 9:28 am

      Chris Mathews has a big microphone. Just exactly what is he doing to advance voting rights?

  12. August 24, 2013 at 8:47 am

    This is off to a great start! The speakers are FIRED UP.

  13. August 24, 2013 at 8:49 am

    Good Morning Chipsticks, TODers…Everyone!!!

  14. 42 africa
    August 24, 2013 at 8:49 am

  15. 43 Don
    August 24, 2013 at 8:51 am

    It is such a great day, the fight has been renewed.

  16. August 24, 2013 at 8:52 am

    Tony Bennett, a long time fighter for equality, will be there today.

  17. August 24, 2013 at 8:53 am

    I’m listening to Dr. King’s “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech. It is amazing, yet sad, how much a speech from almost 50 years ago is still relevant today…the issues, the way the “press” reports the issue; focusing on the insignificant and ignoring the REAL issues….
    This speech could be given today (replace ‘striking sanitation workers’ with one of the MANY issues plaguing minorities, the middle class, and the poor today) and the speech will be on point.


    “Secondly, let us keep the issues where they are. The issue is injustice. The issue is the refusal of Memphis to be fair and honest in its dealing with its public servants who happen to be sanitation workers. Now we’ve got to keep attention on that. That’s always the problem with a little violence. You know what happened the other day and the press dealt only with the window breaking. I read the article. They very seldom got around to mentioning the fact that one thousand three hundred sanitation workers are on strike and that Memphis is not being fair to them and that Mayor Loeb is in dire need of a doctor. They didn’t get around to that…..Now we’re going to march again and we’ve got to march again in order to put the issue up where it is supposed to be. Force everybody to see that there are thirteen hundred of God’s children here suffering…sometimes going hungry…going through dark and dreary nights…wondering how this thing is going to come out. THAT’S the issue. And we’ve got to say to the nation WE know how it’s coming out. For when people get caught up with that which is right and they are willing to sacrifice…there is no stopping point short of victory…”

    [I Have Been to the Mountaintop Full Speech]

  18. August 24, 2013 at 8:57 am

  19. August 24, 2013 at 9:00 am

    This is the woman who wrote about going to see The Butler with armed security in the theater.

  20. 51 africa
    August 24, 2013 at 9:02 am

  21. 52 WilTal
    August 24, 2013 at 9:02 am

    A Blessed Rise & March Day to everyone. FORWARD—–>WE SHALL OVERCOME

    Chips, thank you so much.

    Taken from “I Have A Dream”

    “In a sense we’ve come to our nation’s capital to cash a check. When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. This note was a promise that all men – yes, black men as well as white men – would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

    It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note insofar as her citizens of color are concerned. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check that has come back marked ‘insufficient funds.”

  22. 53 vcprezofan2
    August 24, 2013 at 9:03 am

    Niiice to see you up and about Ms Chips!

    Good, sunny, historical, Morning, TODobots! Just let me put on my walking shoes here, and rub the sleep out of my eyes, and I’ll wobble along with you all

  23. August 24, 2013 at 9:04 am

  24. 61 WilTal
    August 24, 2013 at 9:04 am

  25. August 24, 2013 at 9:05 am

  26. 63 amk for obama
    August 24, 2013 at 9:07 am

    Shouldn’t the american TOD’ers be in this historical march instead of blogging here?

  27. 67 africa
    August 24, 2013 at 9:08 am

  28. 68 desertflower
    August 24, 2013 at 9:08 am

    Good morning TOD. The day is finally here and though I can’t be there, I have butterflies in my stomach. I can’t wait to hear about this from TOD members that are there, to watch, to see the pics that come from this historic day…this will be moving and intense….so much has changed in the years since MLK marched, yet too much has stayed the same. Power to the people to effect change to move this country toward equality and justice for all. I can’t wait to see this day unfold.

    Congrats to you, africa!

  29. 73 vcprezofan2
    August 24, 2013 at 9:19 am

    Hey Jeremy Sachs, careful there! No drones, please.

  30. 74 vcprezofan2
    August 24, 2013 at 9:21 am

    Every time Joe Madison says ‘Our next speaker is the president……’ my heart hitches. Someone please tell him to tweak the wording a bit, in deference to my heart. Thanks.

  31. August 24, 2013 at 9:24 am

    I”m CarolDuhart. AMK, I wanted to go but couldn’t afford, and it’s a family reunion today as well. Well, I’m DVRing the march instead, which will have to do.

    For the first one, I was seven, and I don’t even remember if I watched tv that day. But did they broadcast it where I lived?

  32. 77 sherijr
    August 24, 2013 at 9:28 am

    whoa what did that mean… in introducing Julian Bond.. he is a US citizen- as opposed to Barack Obama?? Maybe I’m too sensitive.

  33. 80 vcprezofan2
    August 24, 2013 at 9:29 am

    Good Morning, DD4O! /waving wildly/ 😀 With all the positive energy that’s bound to be floating around you today, I figure you won’t need this, but I’m sending you some positive supporting energy from *me* anyway. #FORWARD

  34. 81 Vicki
    August 24, 2013 at 9:30 am

    CSPAN 1—– Now Rev. Jesse Jackson

  35. 82 africa
    August 24, 2013 at 9:38 am

  36. 83 HZ
    August 24, 2013 at 9:39 am

    Good Morning Chips and my beautiful TOD family. What a beautiful day in our lives. So great that some of our TOD family members are there Washington, DC today. The Love that we share here will spread seeds of hope and hard work to accomplish what is in our hearts. That love in our hearts will prepare the way to bold actions for our futures. Today, hope in our actions, and believing in our spirits will help us to march FORWARD to a strong journey to freedom for all.HZ

    “What is needed is a realization that power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic.”
    Dr. Martin L. King Jr. 1929-1968
    Civil rights activist and Nobel Laureate

  37. August 24, 2013 at 9:40 am

    Good Family! It’s a Great Day in America!

    I’m so grateful for TOD and the wonderful people here who keep us informed & inspired! I love you TOD!!! Thank you Chips!!

  38. 94 utaustinliberal
    August 24, 2013 at 9:41 am

  39. 96 vcprezofan2
    August 24, 2013 at 9:42 am

    O-kay! I know that this is/will be a heavily emotional day, but I confess that I react better to calmer speakers. Just saying.

  40. 97 Dudette
    August 24, 2013 at 9:46 am

  41. August 24, 2013 at 9:49 am

  42. 100 Dudette
    August 24, 2013 at 9:51 am

    I’m sorry, but if you were standing beside MLK Jr at the podium 50 yrs, you should get more than 2 minutes today!!!

    • 101 Dudette
      August 24, 2013 at 9:53 am

      50 yrs AGO…

    • August 24, 2013 at 9:56 am

      They’ve been pretty brutal so far cutting people off! The first time it happened, when they started playing music to drown out someone’s speech, I thought my streaming had gone bonkers! But I suppose if they didn’t do it, the event would last for a month. Strange, though, that Jackson isn’t among the main speakers later??

      • 103 desertflower
        August 24, 2013 at 10:00 am

        What In The World! This is SO ANNOYING! They seem to be cutting everyone off! Why can’t they just let the people speak?

        • August 24, 2013 at 10:02 am

          It’s really humiliating for the speakers Desertflower, I understand why they have to do it, but I wish they’d do it more gently!

          • 105 Dudette
            August 24, 2013 at 10:09 am

            That’s just wrong. I don’t give a flip if it lasts a year! What these people are there to say MUST BE HEARD!! Is it just for show or is it there to bring attention to work that needs to be done?

            It’s supposed to be about commemorating what people did 50 yrs ago and inspire people to continue the work and to MOVE the decision-makers how have the power to do something. The ones who were there doing the WORK 50 yrs ago ought to receive some deference! This is so disrespectful to the spirit of the movement, in my opinion!!

          • 106 Dudette
            August 24, 2013 at 10:09 am

            And another thing… if they wanted to keep it short, keep the speaker list short. Duh!!!

            • 107 desertflower
              August 24, 2013 at 10:17 am

              Exactly!! When they cut off the woman from NAACP that was talking about the importance of voting in EVERY ELECTION….I about blew a damn gasket!

              • 108 africa
                August 24, 2013 at 10:32 am

                Like Chips, at first I thought something was wrong with my computer. I don’t get it. Why invite people to speak if you are not going to let them finish speaking on important message?

                • 109 Alycee (@jazziz2)
                  August 24, 2013 at 11:11 am

                  You have no idea of the politics involve in putting together an event like this (well maybe you do) — usually support comes with the price tag of a speaking spot for the organization. The speaker knows the time limit; wish they would skip the salutatory preamble and get to the heart of their issue.

    • 110 jacquelineoboomer
      August 24, 2013 at 11:31 am

      Surely, Jesse Jackson will speak longer, later? That was the worst!

  43. 111 utaustinliberal
    August 24, 2013 at 9:57 am

  44. 112 utaustinliberal
    August 24, 2013 at 9:58 am

  45. 114 utaustinliberal
    August 24, 2013 at 10:25 am

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