By AFRO Staff
Activists and historians are honoring the 60th anniversary of the March on Washington with much fanfare this year. In preparation for the event, the AFRO has listed some of the buses that will be traveling from states across the country to bring participants to the nation’s capital for a reenactment of the momentous event. Check to see what may be offered in your state.
The Peekskill chapter of the NAACP will mobilize members of the movement with a bus trip from Peekskill, NY to Washington, D.C. Their trip will depart at 6 a.m. and arrive by 11 a.m. Those riding will be provided boxed lunch and can expect other accommodations for just $75.
United Federation of Teachers:
Buses will leave from all five boroughs in New York City for the March on Washington at 5:30 a.m. on Aug. 26 and return that same day. The federation is allowing teachers to bring two guests including children over the age of 12. They are marching to uphold our democracy while combating a rise in hate and the struggle for equity, jobs and justice.
For more information and departure points, please complete the United Federation of Teachers registration form.
New Bern, North Carolina:
Patrons will take a bus from New Bern, N.C. to Washington, D.C. to commemorate the March on Washington anniversary. Those aboard will travel for 5 hours overnight to arrive at the site of the March. For a fee of $60 they will receive breakfast and dinner in addition to the ride to the march.
New Shiloh Baptist Church
Members of the New Shiloh Baptist Church in Baltimore depart from 2100 N. Monroe Streeton August 26 at 7 a.m. for the continuation of the March on Washington. The day trip cost $30 and participants will leave D.C. at around 2:30 pm.
Two buses will depart from the Downtown Library for the March on Washington. This trip is being organized by Kathleen Parks.
Newark, New Jersey:
People’s Organization For Progress
The People’s Organization For Progress (POP) will be hosting a bus ride to the 60th Anniversary March On Washington. They will be advocating for racial, social and economic justice.
The National Action Network
The National Action Network will be bringing a free bus from South Jersey. They will be departing from the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. School Complex at 5 a.m. on Aug. 26.