August 28th was the final day of a week-long call to action by Rev. William Barber, his call for a Moral Week of Action.
The topic was Voting Rights and was marked by a rally encouraging people to vote their dreams, not their fears.
(Note: Reverend Barber speaks at 11:27)
More video from the rally and all 7 days of the Moral Week of Action can be found here: Livestream
The date August 28th was chosen because it was the date in 1955 that a 14 year old black boy, Emmitt Till, was murdered in Mississippi for speaking to a white woman. His murder galvanized the Civil Rights Movement and inspired Rosa Parks to protest in Montgomery AL and was also the day that Martin Luther King led the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom and shared his dream.
Transcript: “I Have A Dream”