Because of COVID safety measures, the 2021 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. March and Celebration was held virtually. However, the I Have a Dream’ Committee is inviting the public to participate in a symbolic march from the Old Loudoun Courthouse to Douglass School on their own during February.
It is the route typically followed by hundreds of people each MLK Day following a rally in the courthouse square and before a day of activities at the Douglass School.
Those participating in the march are asked to register here.
Participants are asked to be sure to stay on the sidewalk at all times unless crossing the street using a cross walk and following traffic signals, wear a mask and practice social distancing.
Marchers also are encouraged to take time to look out for and read the seven symbolic plaques along the route, engraved historic information about the March, quotes from Dr. King’s speeches and writings, and recognition for the founding organizations. There are also 10 bricks engraved with “MLK Dream” in between the plaques.
Another option is for individuals or families to walk the symbolic 0.7-mile distance of the march in their own neighborhood or to drive the route.
Everyone who signs up to participate will receive an email with a link to a google drive site with a photo to share on social media along with the #MLKMarchChallenge2021 tag when the march is completed.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Lily Dunning at 540-539-5651.