March on Washington: Acadiana remembers MLK's dream - KLFY News 10

March on Washington: Acadiana remembers MLK's dream

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Half a century ago, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech in Washington, D.C. at the Mall of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

The march was of the largest political rallies in U.S. history. The main focus was civil rights for African-Americans and equality for all. Between 200,000 and 300,000 people marched in 1963 and the march has been credited with helping to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

King's speech is believed to have re-ignited the idea of a perfect union and freedom for all.

News Tens Hope Ford spoke with several local activists and government officials on how the speech and march impacted them then and now.

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