Another hot topic was the Trayvon Martin case verdict. Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, spoke briefly at the march. She has released the single “Joy In the Morning” in honor of her son’s memory and senseless killing.
The march, which was sponsored by the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network, Martin Luther King III and the NAACP, continued on to Dr. King’s historic statute and the Washington Memorial.
The well-attended march is the first major event leading up to an anticipated day when the first black president will speak on a landmark day in history.