Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) was 23 years old when he spoke at the original March on Washington. He is the only living speaker to address both today’s and 1963’s:
August 28, 1963: ”We are tired. We are tired of being beat by policemen. We are tired of seeing our people locked up in jail over and over again, and then you holler ‘Be patient.’ How long can we be patient?”
August 28, 2013: "The signs that said white and black are gone… but there are still invisible signs. The scars and stains of racism remain. still remain deeply embedded in American society whether it’s Stop and Frisk in New York or injustice in the Trayvon Martin case in Florida.
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