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Celebrating 50th Anniversary of March on Washington

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50 years ago today. Americans gathered in our nation's capital to speak as one voice, requesting peace, jobs and justice.

The problems facing Blacks in America had played itself out on streets across America, and finally in one peacefully orchestrated demonstration people headed to Washington DC by the thousands.

The message they carried was

freedom for all,

justice for all

Jobs for all.

By 1963, parts of America had been through turmoil for years, and things were not getting better then, but worse.

Blacks and Whites come together in peace to make their voices heard to people who were holding political seats of power in Washington DC. People were tired of fighting and people had decided giving up was not an option.