Historic marker dedicated in Old City

- Look for a new historic marker at the corner of 4th and Arch streets, later Wednesday.

FOX 29 News was at the Arch Street Meeting House where Equality Forum was holding this year’s summit, concurrent with the Democratic National Convention.

The historic marker designates where 300 activists from around the country met in February, 1979, to organize the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights.

That seminal 100,000-person demonstration, which took place on October 14, 1979, defined a national civil rights movement.

The keynote speaker was Dustin Lance Black, who won an Academy Award for his work on Harvey Milk's biopic MILK.

Also speaking were Equality Forum founder and executive director Malcolm Lazin and various elected officials.

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