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NJ.com logo Queen Latifah to host March on Washington Facebook special ahead of virtual march
Queen Latifah is marking the 57th anniversary of the March on Washington by hosting a special program on Facebook.
Latifah will host “Change Together: From the March on Washington to Today,” a one-hour special from showrunner Dream Hampton (”Surviving R. Kelly”).
Facebook says the program will aim to connect people around this year’s virtual March on Washington, set for Friday, August 28.
“Change Together,” set for Thursday, August 27, features educators, civil rights activists and entertainers. The program will recognize the march’s importance to the civil rights movement and talk about ways to address social injustice today.
“I can’t think of a more important time than now to recognize the powerful changemakers from the ’60s and how we can bring the same needed energy to the present,” Latifah, 50, said in a statement.
Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech at the March on Washington on August 28, 1963.
The rapper Chika will perform as part of the special. Other guests include Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors, Amanda Seales (”Insecure”), Danny Glover, Kendrick Sampson (”Insecure”), T.I., Latosha Brown and the Rev. Al Sharpton, founder of the National Action Network.