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Uplifted 50 years ago, she’s back on Mall

It was half a century ago and some memories are dusty, but Shirley Hines clearly recalls getting on a bus in Boston with her parents and heading down to the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom that took place 50 years ago Wednesday. And she is there again for the anniversary celebration.

Just 13 back then, Hines is now a 63-year-old grandmother. “It was a long time ago but I remember when we took the bus from Boston looking down the highway and all you could see were buses, and then I would look behind me, and there were just buses and buses and buses,” says the retired special education teacher. “You didn’t see any cars on the road, just buses.”

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