Pictured: Martin Luther King, Jr., and Joachim Prinz lead the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom (August 29, 1963, Washington, D.C.)
As a tribute to the historic March on Washington, the March on Frederick will bring together students, faculty, staff and friends to reflect on the progress made within the Frederick community since the passing of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964. The march will begin at Harry Grove Stadium and progress by historic landmarks. The march will end at the front steps of Alumnae Hall of Hood College, Frederick’s premiere liberal arts college, where local, state and national civil rights activists will address the crowd. It is noteworthy to mention that the first Black student entered Hood College in the fall of 1964, the same year as the passing of the Civil Rights Act. Today–50 years later–Hood College proudly celebrates a diverse student population that includes nearly 35% students of color in its 2014-2015 incoming class.
- Read the Frederick News Post article about this event
- On August 28th, there was a joint press conference announcing the March on Frederick held by the City of Frederick and Hood College (with Mayor Randy McClement, President Ronald Volpe and Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students Olivia White). View the press conference here.