March on Richmond Set for Saturday Morning

RICHMOND—Fifty years ago today, Americans heard
one of the greatest speeches of all time: Martin Luther King Jr.'s “I Have a
Dream” speech.

Thousands have flooded the nation's capital this
week for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. Seeing
this kind of passion is why local organizations, including the NAACP, are
coming together for the March on Richmond.

The March on Richmond
will start this Saturday at 9 a.m. at Festival Park behind the coliseum. Then
people will go down East Marshall Street, passing City Hall. The marchers will
eventually cross over East Broad Street, and finally make their way underneath
the Bell Tower at the State Capitol.

“At the Capitol, we
make laws here,” says Richmond NAACP President Kim Allen. “Laws [that] govern
every aspect of our lives. Education. The justice system. Voting laws. Those
impact our everyday lives, and we want to have our presence felt right here
where the laws are made.”

The March on Richmond
is expected last until noon on Saturday. Hundreds of people, including city and
state leaders, are expected to attend.

Copyright 2013 by Young Broadcasting of Richmond

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