National Japanese American Memorial Foundation

25th Annual National Cherry Blossom Freedom Walk

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Freedom Walk and the 35th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988. Our panelists are Ms. Shirley Higuchi, Chair of the Heart Mountain and Mineta Simpson Institute, and Mr. Wade Henderson, former President and CEO of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.

“Commemorating and Continuing Our Fight for Civil Rights”


What began with a gift in 1912 at the Tidal Basin is now a four-week extravaganza spanning Washington, DC, and neighboring communities in Maryland and Virginia. From exciting events to convenient hotels, delectable Cherry Picks restaurants to vibrant Art in Bloom installations, and a jaw-dropping City in Bloom to joyful Petal Porches, see the Washington, DC area as you can only see it once a year!