TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Members of the group that staged a sit-in at the State Capitol are heading to the nation's Capitol to join events marking the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

The Dream Defenders held a round-the-clock vigil outside Gov. Rick Scott's office for 31 days to protest Florida's Stand Your Ground law and other issues.

The Dream Defenders' leader, Phillip Agnew, has been asked to speak at a rally at the Lincoln Memorial on Saturday.

The commemoration will also retrace the route to the National Mall where 250,000 protesters gathered in 1963 and heard Martin Luther King Junior's "I Have a Dream" speech.

Agnew is also set to speak at a second event next Wednesday on the actual anniversary of the historic march. President Obama will also deliver a speech.