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Civil Rights Battle Continues On In Jamestown

March 2, 2014
By CONSTANCE L. OKWUMABUA , The Post-Journal

Fifty years ago, along heat baked banks of the Lincoln Memorial reflection pool in Washington, D.C., I stood there shivering in the August sun. My highly privileged childhood was overshadowed by the enormity of the present and the future was cast in change. My mom, at 97, still shivers when we recall the transformative power of his dream, so much of it she lived. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. embodied the emotions of hundreds of years of untold pain of a people pent up in inhumanity and I, as well as the soul of a nation healed, and still I shiver.

 
 

 

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