Tracy Clayton
The Root
The Root

(The Root) — The 50th anniversary of the March on Washington was commemorated in major ways both online and offline.


Offline, hundreds of thousands of people gathered on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., to hear rousing speeches from prominent black figures including the family of Martin Luther King Jr., Oprah Winfrey and President Barack Obama. Online, during The Root's first-ever March on Twitter, we spent the day talking on Twitter about where we are in realizing King's dream 50 years later.

The conversations, marked with the hashtag #MarchOn, ranged from lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights to immigration to stop and frisk. In case you missed them, check out the Storified conversations below.


Thanks to all who participated in the conversations, and here's hoping that we continue marching, on- and offline, to keep nurturing the agenda born 50 years ago.

[View the story "#MarchOn Racial Profiling " on Storify]

[View the story "#MarchOn LGTBQ Rights" on Storify]

[View the story "#MarchOn Immigration" on Storify]

Tracy Clayton is a writer, humorist and blogger from Louisville, Ky.

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