Organizers say as many as 100,000 people will descend on the National Mall Saturday as a week of commemorations begin for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

Organizers of Saturday’s rally have warned that a long list of recent events threaten to undo the progress made over the last half-century and return the country to the very climate of open discrimination that the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. railed against 50 years ago.

“You’re going to hear them say that a lot of these issues, for whatever reason, we’re still facing 50 years later,” Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) spokeswoman Ayofemi Kirby said Friday.

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