Remembering The March On Washington

By: Todd Baucher Email
By: Todd Baucher Email

Remembering the famous "I Have a Dream Speech" 50 years later.

Marietta College students talk about Wednesday's events in Washington, D.C.

Students watched, and discussed, ceremonies marking the 50th anniversary of that event.

They said things have changed since then, but added more changes are needed.

"I believe we haven't learned we're all human beings," said Christian Sanders, "that we all take small differences and make it a big priority, instead of seeing we have the same blood; we have the same neurons firing through our brains, and we can be one people, but we have small things that divide us."

"It's definitely encouraging to reflect on what people in the past have done," Tiesha Anderson added, "so we can be in this type of town, studying with people who don't look like us, so it's very encouraging right now."

Sanders believes stories like the recent George Zimmerman trial, and the death of Trayvon Martin, have received too much publicity, .when the large numbers of deaths of African-American males in large cities get little or no attention.

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