Black Leaders Issue Goals of Anniversary March

The 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington events will focus on the economy, education, voting rights, and criminal justice.

Posted: 08/24/2013 11:02 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Black civil rights leaders have released an agenda in advance of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

The leaders say their agenda revolves around five areas: Economic parity, equity in education, voting rights, health care access and criminal justice.

The goals recall the 10 demands issued by civil rights leaders when they marched on the National Mall in 1963. Among them was a call for a living wage and civil rights legislation.

Marc Morial (MAW'-ree-al) is president of the National Urban League. He says black leaders want a new movement for civil rights and economic justice.

Anniversary activities include a march Saturday and speech Wednesday by President Barack Obama.



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