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The Boston Globe


Remembering the March on Washington

50 years later, some dreams realized and others deferred

As President Obama recalled how Martin Luther King Jr. gave “mighty voice to the quiet hopes of millions,” they nodded slowly, in quiet affirmation. When he paid homage to those who marched on Washington 50 years ago, saying they made America “more free and more fair,” a few clasped their hands together, as if a victory had been won.

And when the nation’s first black president spoke of how people who love their country can change it, the small group of co-workers who listened intently to Obama’s speech smiled softly.

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