March On Washington Celebrated 50 Years Later

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March On Washington

Scribe: N. Tru Bass

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28 August 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a speech that charged the African American with pride and hope while motivating others to take his life seeing the perceived threat in his words. 

Tens of thousands gathered at the mall in Washington while King talked about America’s moral bad check and promoted racial justice.

On Saturday in Washington, the memory of that inspiring speech brought people together to celebrate the sacrifice King made 50 years ago on the steps of the Washington monument.      

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, The said, “Our focus has broadened to include the cause of women, of Latinos, of Asian Americans, of lesbians, of gays, of people with disabilities.  And of countless others across this great country who still yearn for equality…” “I know that in the 21st century we will see an America that is more perfect and more fair.”

Marchers filed in shoulder to shoulder, displaying signs promoting jobs, and other slogans, and noticeably, the slain teen Trayvon Martin’s picture was sadly scattered through the crowd.  

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