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08/28/07 - Lufkin

Dr. King's Historic Speech Remembered

by Ramonica R. Jones

Tuesday is the 44-year anniversary of one of the most famous speeches in our country's history. On August 28, 1963, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his historic 'I Have a Dream' speech in the nation's capital.

Several East Texans heard the slain civil rights leader give his speech in person. Washington, D.C. was also the location of recent marches promoting peace and unity among all races. The Million Man March and the Million More March also brought hundreds of thousands of people to the National Mall.

D.W. Wolf of Lufkin said, "The Million Man March was about getting people together - getting them to realize what they can do for the dream of Martin Luther King; getting them to realize where they come from and where we going and where we've been."  

More than 200,000 people participated in the peaceful civil rights rally in front of the Lincoln Memorial where Dr. King delivered his 'I Have a Dream' speech.

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