Thousands from Baltimore expected to travel for March on Washington events
Aug 22, 2013 at 8:48 PM
Thousands of people are expected to descend on Washington this weekend to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington civil rights event. Several events are planned for the weekend and on Wednesday, Aug. 28, the anniversary of the day of the march. Baltimore-area civil rights groups are scrambling to keep up with the demand for bus reservations.
Tessa Hill-Aston, president of the Baltimore chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, said that "the phones are jumping off the hook" with requests for transportation to Washington. She recommends that Baltimoreans take the train if they plan on visiting Washington for the weekend events.
Events open to the public:
•50th Anniversary March on Washington National Action to Realize the Dream March and Rally for "Jobs, Justice and Freedom."
Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C., 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday