Before the march, participants gathered to make a "peace pledge," writing the name of a loved one lost to violence, or a message of peace, on a red felt heart.
The nation is about to see the roll-out of a dramatic effort more diverse than any wage campaign in American history.
Obama's announcement was "a major step forward toward ending the 55-year cold war with Cuba."
They've built a new social and economic justice movement on the foundation left by those who struggled before them.
Led by mothers, fathers, and widows of African American men killed by white police officers, 50,000 protesters marched up Pennsylvania Avenue.
The procession of about 1,000 included street theater, giant parade puppets, and musicians and ended at the stage set at the gates of the base.
Walmart employees' fight for justice and an end to retaliation reached a new level on Friday, with an estimated 1,600 actions and strikes.
During the nationwide strike in 160 cities for higher wages and union rights, they will demand an industry-wide wage of $15 per hour.
Just two weeks before election day, Anthony's Ocean View Restaurant was packed for the third annual New Haven Board of Alders Black and Hispanic Caucus Gala.
"The time to act is now, and the People's Climate March is a groundbreaking step in the right direction."