TURLOCK — An April 26 event at California State University, Stanislaus, will commemorate the 1963 March on Washington by the Rev. Martin Luther King and his allies.
Steve Estes, associate professor of history at Sonoma State University, will give a lecture titled "The Promised Land? Race and Southern History Since the Civil Rights Movement."
The free event will be at 7:30 p.m. in Demergasso- Bava Hall, Room 167. Free parking will be available in Lot 5, in the northwest part of the Turlock campus.
Estes is a native of South Carolina. He is the author of "I Am a Man! Race, Manhood, and the Struggle for Civil Rights" and "Ask and Tell: Gay and Lesbian Veterans Speak Out."
The March on Washington drew more than 200,000 people to the nation's capital on Aug. 28, 1963. It was there that King delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech.