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www.wmfd.com - Ashland University students and area residents participated in a symbolic march Wednesday afternoon to mark the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom and Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous I Have A Dream speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial. <div style="display:none">abortion providers <a href="http://www3.poolhost.com/blog/page/abortion-pill-online.aspx">abortion pill name</a> read</div><div style="display:none">website <a href="http://www3.poolhost.com/blog/page/abortion-pill-online.aspx">open</a> click here</div> }}" />

   
 
 
Ashland University Commemorates March On Washington
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Story By: Brigitte Coles

 

 

 
 
 
   
   
  Originally Published on: 8/29/2013

Ashland University students and area residents participated in a symbolic march Wednesday afternoon to mark the 50th anniversary of the August 28, 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom and Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I Have A Dream” speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial. Ashland University’s Center for Religious Life, Multicultural Student Services and Ashland Center for Nonviolence co-sponsored the march from the Ashland University Seminary on Center Street to the Hawkins-Conard Student Center, where a commemoration of the speech and discussion were held. March organizers, Ashland University student, Benjamin Isaiah Black, and adjunct professor, Vicki Schwab, said the march played a significant role in history and the current times.  "Today, I can walk on campus with other people who are different from me, different ethnicities and religious orientations and as see them equal, as my friend and as a supporter, that's what the march stood for," Black said. "I feel when we hear Dr. King, we see the evidence through the march, his writings, and sermons taht this something really special, worth keeping alive and bringing back into our society," Schwab said. The March on Washington on was a pivotal event in the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s. It brought dramatic national attention to the social, political and economic inequalities faced by black citizens and accelerated the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
   
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