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50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

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  • Liberal Democrat
    Colorado Springs, CO
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    Today's events in Washington commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington where Martin Luther King gave his famous "I have a dream speech."

    Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech, August 28, 1963

    It is worth reading and self reflection. How far have we really come in the last 50 years as we look at how inequality has become even greater and how states like North Carolina seek to roll back gains and suppress the votes of minorities.

    Yes some progress has been made, but racial bigotry still lives on in states like North Carolina and Texas where Republicans are in complete control.
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    They had a great documentary on CNN today about the 50th anniversary of MLK's "I have a dream" speech. It was great footage, so we all could see the huge crowds & the beauty of the Capitol. Yes, it is hard to believe that the rights which were being established in those days, have subtly been taken away & undermined by the GOP, in their increasing reach for power, & desire to destroy We the People. One of the best moments shown in that documentary was Barack Obama signing an autograph, shortly after becoming the first "black" President of the United States. He wrote, "Because of You, John --- (signed) Barack Obama." (In essence thanking all the people who worked for Negro equality back in 1963, including Prez Kennedy). That autograph was given to John Lewis, one of the 6 most prominent leaders in the Equal Rights movement. (HR from Georgia's 5th district today).