By AFRO Staff

Historic civil rights leaders gathered on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to continue the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. Those who spoke highlighted the fact that the Black community is still working to overcome many of the same obstacles they faced in the 1960s. Elected officials spoke on the topic of voting rights and gerrymandering, which has limited Black voters from making an impact in government leadership. Women like Bishop Vashti Mckenzie, Fatima Goss Graves and Arndrea Waters King took to the podium with passion for making change in the civil and human rights arena.