Fifty years after the March on Washington, a smaller group gathered this time around and no doubt some were able to reflect on how much this country has changed since then.
Thousands of activists marched to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial and down the National Mall this weekend to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's famous speech and pledging that his dream includes equality for all.
Nowadays organizers were equipped with Social Media, the tools that previous generations lacked. Although it empowers them to rally large numbers of people to a cause in a very short span of time, so far the numbers did not compare to those witnessed fifty years ago. Why was this first gathering so small comparatively speaking?
The rally was attended by thousands who lined the Washington Mall from the Lincoln Memorial back to the World War II Memorial, but this was only a prelude. The anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington will take place this Wednesday with another rally on the mall and a speech from President Obama.
Is the dream just a dream? Their task is not done and the journey incomplete. What more needs to be done to reach equality? Do you have an opinion? City Island Images encourages your feedback. Respond below, or write to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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