I find it strange. The 50th Anniversary of one of the greatest human rights events in history is approaching, but no one seems to be talking about it. At least I'm not hearing or reading about it. I know it's coming because the event is the back drop for the opening of my book, La Rose Book I Le Baton Chronicles. Granted, I don't have cable, but anyone who follows me on Twitter knows that I keep up with my news outlets. I haven't seen anything on CNN, Reuters, MSNBC, or FOX websites. If they posted something, I missed it.
But maybe it's just me. I don't catch everything on the internet.
I did find a few articles on Black Voices: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/black-voices/
BET offered some travel tips: http://www.bet.com/news/national/photos/2013/08/march-on-washington-travel-tips.html#!040213-national-action-network-convention-logo-nan
Okay. Well here's an article on NBC news: http://www.nbcnews.com/travel/week-long-celebration-marks-50th-anniversary-march-washington-6C10963042
OK, so maybe it is just me. However, since we're getting closer to the walk, I'm guessing there will be more buzz about it. But gee whiz, maybe some folks may have wished to attend in person. Now we're under seven days before travel; plane tickets will cost a fortune.
I think that we, as a nation (me too), have been more focused on other things, like the hottest song in the country, celebrities babies, political sex scandals and petroleum selected foreign wars and unrest. Who wants to discuss equality, voting rights, jobs or our children murdering each other? Something may change in the world if we did and who wants that? Better keep it under our hats.
But yeah, there will be a March in Washington on Wednesday, August 28th. Please visit http://50thanniversarymarchonwashington.com/ for more information and a schedule of events.