Attorney General Eric Schneiderman held a forum on civil rights issues on Aug. 21 at the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building. The event was co-sponsored by a number of elected officials. The Rev. Al Sharpton of the National Action Network and Hazel Dukes of the New York state branch of the NAACP delivered special remarks.

The event previewed the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, to be held on Aug. 28 in Washington, D.C., where Dr. Martin Luther King delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech. For more information on the March on Washington, visit