Hundreds March In Thomasville In Memory of Civil Rights March To D.C.

By: Bailey Myers Email
By: Bailey Myers Email

By: Bailey Myers
August 25th 2013

Tallahassee FL- Keeping the dream alive, hundreds walked the streets of Thomasville in remembrance of one Civil Rights walk fifty years ago this week.

Their voices could be heard throughout downtown Thomasville. As they took to the streets to show that Martin Luther King Junior's dream is still alive-- almost fifty years after his famous speech.

Associate Pastor for First Missionary Baptist Church, Arthur Jones II explained, "We are not where we need to be as a nation fifty years later the good news is that there are many dreamers and many people for whom Dr. King's words still resonate." Almost five hundred people marched, and while some remember what it was like during the Civil Rights movement, others had the chance to imagine.

One young marcher explained, "It felt like I was in Dr. Martin Luther King's shoes." By intertwining songs of praise, with words from Dr. King's speech. One Church in this South Georgia Town hope Sunday's march inspired future generations to keep dreaming.

Another marcher, Michael Mccullough said, "We want to make a change. We want to make people realize that we are more than just the color of our skin you could be black or white we can all co-exist in the same community."

President Barack Obama will commemorate the anniversary of the i have a dream speech by speaking in the same spot Dr. King did 50 years ago on Wednesday.


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