Rained out at anti-racism rally, Presiding Bishop vows ‘we will act now for our future’ Numerous Episcopalians join A.C.T. to End Racism event commemorating King’s assassination
By Mary Frances Schjonberg
Looking back on the horrific assassination 50 years ago of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and looking forward to the end of racism, Episcopalians came with thousands of others to the National Mall in Washington, D.C., April 4 for the A.C.T. to End Racism Rally.
The day began cold and windy, and just before noon organizers delayed the rally for nearly 45 minutes out of concern for what one unidentified woman at the microphone called “a rapidly moving weather front” approaching the capital. She asked rally marshals to help attendees find cover in nearby museums, including the Smithsonian Institute.