The Commitment, organized by the National Action Network. This was calling for racial justice and police reform. Al Sharpton first declared plans for the march during a memorial service for George Floyd, the 46-year-old father who was intentionally suffocated by a police officer in Minneapolis who kneeled in his neck for nine minutes.
After a summer of tension, unrest, and protests over police brutality against African Americans in the United States, thousands of demonstrators committed to gather in Washington to demand racial justice.
The 2020 March fell on the 57th anniversary of the 1963 civil rights March on Washington, an iconic event in American history, sparking talks of the Civil Rights Act outlawing segregation in 1964.
On August 28, 1963, about a quarter-million people Marched on Washington for Jobs and Freedom gathering near the Lincoln Memorial.
Founder Cynthia Turnquest-Jones, was in the midst of the March on Washington 2020 with Powerful Black People who knows that “They Belong There”. The Commitment will continue to demand racial justice.