A.C.T. To End Racism Rally On National Mall: 50 Year Anniversary Of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Death

On Wednesday, April 4 the National Council of Churches will hold a rally on the National Mall to end racism. The A.C.T. to End Racism Rally serves as the starting point of a multi-year effort to address and remove racism from the nation’s social fabric and bring the country together. The rally coincides with events around the country that will remember and celebrate the life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who was assassinated 50 years ago on April 4, 1968. Dr. King inspired and challenged all Americans to work toward social and racial justice. The rally is open to all people of faith and moral conscience.

Confirmed speakers will include Grammy Award Winner Yolanda Adams, DeRay McKesson, Marvin Sapp, Vashti McKenzie, Lou Gossett Jr., Ben and Jerry of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream and more.

We challenge ourselves and our communities to join in truth-telling, leading to actions that right the wrongs, and, with God’s grace, bring healing and wholeness to all people, and unity to the nation.

  • AWAKEN ourselves to the truth that racism is ever-present, deeply rooted in American culture, and profoundly damaging to our communities.
  • CONFRONT racism, speak truth to ourselves, our communities and institutions, and stand against injustice.
  • TRANSFORM the hearts, minds, and behaviors of people and structures that shape society.


7:00AM – 8:00AM Silent March (starting near the MLK Jr. Memorial)
8:00AM – 9:00AM Interfaith Service
9:00AM – 3:00PM A.C.T. To End Racism Rally


On the National Mall (between 12th and 14th Streets and Madison and Jefferson Streets)

For more information, visit here.  #rally2endracism


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