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WATCH: The March On Washington: August 28, 2020

The 57th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream Speech," is set for this Friday, Aug. 28. The Rev. Al Sharpton has dubbed this march as the "Get Your Knee Off Our Necks," a name generated from his eulogy at the funeral of slain civilian George Floyd. His death at the hands of police drew people from all over the world into the streets. They were protesting police brutality. Friday, those expecting to attend the march include attorney Benjamin Crump, the families of George Floyd, Beronna Taylor, Eric Garner and others. They will be convening with Sharpton’s National Action Network, the NAACP and others.

Jared Brumbaugh is the Assistant General Manager for Public Radio East. An Eastern North Carolina native, Jared began his professional public radio career at Public Radio East while he was a student at Craven Community College earning his degree in Electronics Engineering Technology. During his 15+ years at Public Radio East, he has served as an award-winning journalist, producer, and on-air host. When not at the station, Jared enjoys hiking, traveling, and honing his culinary skills.