Event Commemorating MLK's March: Over 100 leaders gathered in Georgia for TIME's "Honoring the March" dinner, marking 60 years since Martin Luther King Jr.'s March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
Historic Significance: TIME's event at Atlanta's National Center for Civil and Human Rights, in partnership with American Family Insurance (AFI), recalls the iconic 1963 civil rights demonstration on the Lincoln Memorial steps.
Past Coverage: TIME's history of honoring the march includes coverage like the 1964 'Man of the Year' issue for King, a 2020 'Equality Issue' tied to his legacy, and a 2020 VR experience partnered with AFI.
Impact of King: TIME's CEO acknowledges King's unparalleled influence over the past and present, with more than a century of coverage focused on various influential subjects.
Guest Speakers: Prominent figures including Bernice A. King, Stacey Abrams, and Yara Shahidi addressed the question of why the march's legacy endures.
Legacy Acknowledgment: Actress and activist Yara Shahidi emphasizes the importance of Dr. King and other Black women in carrying on the legacy of equality.
Continued Relevance: Bernice A. King urges the pursuit of her father's vision for a nonviolent utopian community amid current chaos.
Diverse Voices: Diverse voices such as Telisa Yancy, Stacey Abrams, Michael Hyter, Joy Buolamwini, Ibtihaj Muhammad, Naomi Wadler, Yusuf Salaam, Tayari Jones, and performers shared perspectives on continuing the march for change.
Artistic Contributions: The event featured performances like gospel singing, contemporary dance, poetic spoken word, and musical renditions, resonating with the theme of unity and change.