Posted 6 months ago
By Jason Wentworth
WASHINGTON (AP) – Oprah Winfrey and Forest Whitaker will be speaking at today’s 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. They co-star in “The Butler.” Jamie Foxx, who played a freed slave in “Django Unchained,” will also speak, along with President Barack Obama and former presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter. Entertainment will be provided by LeAnn Rimes, BeBe Winans and Peter Yarrow and Paul Stookey, who sang at the original march as part of Peter, Paul and Mary. Cuba Gooding Junior hopes today’s 50th anniversary of the March on Washington spreads the word about the sacrifices made during the civil rights movement. He says when he was out promoting “The Butler,” he was shocked to find people who weren’t aware of what went on. He says one man says he didn’t understand the reference to sit-ins in the Macklemore and Ryan Lewis song “Same Love” until he saw The Butler.