Planning Advisory: March On for Washington and Voting Rights
WASHINGTON, DC — On Saturday, August 28th, the 58th anniversary of the historic March On Washington, March On for Washington and Voting Rights will demand that the vision of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech be deferred no longer. Below are details and logistics for members of the media covering the March in Washington, D.C.
WHAT: March On For Washington And Voting Rights
WHERE: Marching from McPherson Square to the National Mall in Washington D.C.
WHO: Elected officials, civil rights leaders, youth organizers, community activists and more will join Rev. Sharpton, Martin Luther King III and Arndrea Waters King on the stage. Our latest speaker announcement is here.
SCHEDULE: Please note times are subject to slight adjustments.
- 7am EDT: Press set up starts at McPherson Square
- 8am EDT: Pre-rally at McPherson Square begins
- 9am EDT: Press set up starts at National Mall
- 10am to 11:30am EDT: Marching from McPherson Square to National Mall
- 12pm to 3pm EDT: Main speaker program on the National Mall
MARCH ROUTE: Gathering at 8am at McPherson Square Park at 15th St., NW, and H Street, marching from McPherson Square past Black Lives Matter Plaza, passing the White House and Washington Monument. Closing rally with the backdrop of the National Mall, entering at 12th St. and Madison Drive, gathering from 7th St. to 14th St. between Jefferson Dr. and Madison Drive.
- Check-in at McPherson Square is located in the northeast corner of the park, at the corner of 15th St. NW and K St. NW.
- Check-in at the National Mall is located north of the stage, at the corner of 7th St. NW and Madison Dr. NW.
CREDENTIALING: All media must submit for credentials here to attend and access the March. Members of the media must pick up credentials between 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 26 or between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Friday, August 27 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library at 901 G St. NW. Credentialing will not take place on Saturday.
RISER AND MULT BOX ACCESS: Given social distancing best practices, riser space and mult box access will be extremely limited and approved in advance. If we’re unable to accommodate your request, we’ll be livestreaming the March on MarchOnForVotingRights.org, and sharing footage and photos for use after. Credentialed media are also invited to roam to capture footage and interviews.
PARKING: There is no reserved parking. Street parking is available around McPherson Square and on Madison Dr. on the Mall.
COVID POLICY: Please find our full COVID policy here. At the entrances to the National Mall and McPherson Square grounds, we will have free facemasks, gloves, and hand sanitizer for participants. We encourage march participants to maintain social distancing throughout the march as much as possible and wear masks.