50 years ago today: On August 28, 1963, a quarter of a million black and white people – more than twice as many as had been expected – marched to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. in a show of unity, racial harmony and support for the civil rights bill. Bob Dylan, Joan Baez and other folk singers entertained the crowd before John Lewis of SNCC and others made speeches. Civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. gave one of his best known speeches, inspiring the assembled crowd with the words, "I have a dream." Happy anniversary, America.
On Thursday …
NK Farmers Market: The market takes place in the back of the Brown Street municipal parking lot, by the anchor, every Thursday from 3 to 7 p.m. Check it out!
Healthcare information: On Thursday, from 6 to 8 p.m. you can learn how to find quality, affordable health insurance at the North Kingstown Senior Center for a presentation and question and answer session about HealthSource RI, Rhode Island’s health benefits exchange, a new one-stop marketplace for Rhode Islanders to find, compare and purchase affordable health insurance plans.
Langevin Town Hall meeting: It’s not in North Kingstown, but it’s not too far away. U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin will be at the Kingston Library at 6 p.m. Thursday, 2603 Kingston Road. All are welcome.
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