50th Anniversary of the March on Washington
The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1963, was a crucial moment in our nation’s history for civil rights. The country was at a crossroads for change and equality. The historic march drew more than a quarter million people who convened on the grounds of the Lincoln Memorial, and captured the attention of billions worldwide.
August 28, 2013, marked the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s famous “I Have A Dream” speech at the March on Washington. To commemorate the important date of remembrance, the state of Missouri participated in National “Let Freedom Ring” Day with a program on the grounds of the Missouri State Capitol. The day’s program included musical selections, poetry, and a reading of the historic “I Have A Dream” speech.
To carry on Dr. King’s mission today, the Missouri Commission on Human Rights develops and implements ways to eliminate and prevent discrimination in employment, housing, and places of public accommodation.
The Commission investigates complaints of discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, disability, age (in employment only), and familial status (in housing only).
If you believe you have been discriminated against, you can take our complaint assessment to help you decide if the Commission has jurisdiction over your complaint. If so, you can then fill out a complaint questionnaire with the Commission.