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LIVE VIDEO: August 28, 2020 - The March On Washington

women in red shirt and mask looks at BLM art on a fence. A man looks on behind her.
Jacquelyn Martin
AP Photo
Lisa Robinson of Washington, D.C., visits a section of 16th Street, Northwest, renamed Black Lives Matter Plaza, on Thursday Aug. 27, 2020, in Washington, prior to the March on Washington, which is being held on Friday at the Lincoln Memorial, which she will be attending.

Estimated publish time ET/Day: 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 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, Breonna Taylor, Eric Garner and others. They will be convening with Sharpton's National Action Network, the NAACP, and others.