50th Anniversary of The March on Washington

A young Chadian participating in the discussion
A young Chadian participating in the discussion

On the 50th anniversary of The March on Washington, which featured Martin Luther King Jr.’s world-renowned “I Have Dream” speech, A/DCM Susan Zelle spoke with 35 young Chadians about the history of the struggle for civil rights in the United States.

The program at the U.S. Embassy’s American Corner at Centre al-Mouna included a documentary about The March, a conversation between young Chadians and Ms. Zelle, and a quiz to help advance facility in English in a fun environment.  Prizes were awarded to attendees, including posters commemorating The March and of Dr. King himself, books on the Civil Rights Movement, and book bags.  Attendees included members of the Embassy’s ACCESS Micro-scholarship program, members of the Ambassador’s Youth Council, alumni from U.S. government programs such as the Fulbright scholarships, and members of English language clubs who meet at the American Corner.