Alumnus reflects on 50th anniversary of March on Washington

March on Washington
National Action Network REALIZE THE DREAM March on 17th Street between Constitution Avenue and Independence Avenue, SW, Washington DC on Saturday morning, 24 August 2013 by Elvert Barnes Protest Photography. (Photo courtesy of Creative Commons) 

Marco Siragusa, ’10, is a senior at George Washington University. Here is his reflection on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington: “George Washington is located only few blocks from the National Mall and while the march occurred, thousands of students were moved into GW. That being said, the energy coming from those attending the march was fantastic. As the pictures in the media have shown, there were a plethora of signs. Having spent the summer in DC and witnessed the reaction to the Trayvon Martin verdict, the overall feeling of frustration that occurred after the verdict is still extremely prevalent. The one difference being that in July, there was an aura of tension in Washington and several violent incidents occurred. On Saturday, peace and progress seemed to be the feeling. Being several blocks off the mall surely offered me a different perspective than what occurred a few blocks away, but just seeing the comings and goings of thousands of attendants, there seemed to be a new energy in protesting injustice.”








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