Rev. Jesse Jackson Among Those Arrested at Protest Outside Capitol Over Stalled Voting Rights Bill

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On Wednesday, a group of civil rights organizations announced that they would host a “March On for Voting Rights” Aug. 28 to coincide with the 58th anniversary of the historic March on Washington where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech. “It disheartens me to say that as a country and society, we are not even close to where my father hoped we would be since delivering his ‘I Have a Dream’ speech 58 years ago,” Martin Luther King III, chairman of the Board for the Drum Major Institute, said in a press release announcing the march. “I think my father would be greatly disappointed in where we are at this particular moment, but he would not give up on the nation.”