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County man remembers his role in March on Washington

August 29, 2013
By BEN KLEIN (bklein@timesobserver.com) , The Times Observer

"It would be fatal for the nation to overlook the urgency of the moment. This sweltering summer of the Negro's legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality. Nineteen sixty-three is not an end, but a beginning. Those who hope that the Negro needed to blow off steam and will now be content will have a rude awakening if the nation returns to business as usual. There will be neither rest nor tranquility in America until the Negro is granted his citizenship rights. The whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake the foundations of our nation until the bright day of justice emerges." - excerpt from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech at the March on Washington, Aug. 28, 1963.

 
 

 

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