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Fresh voices at 50th anniversary of March on D.C.

Historic rally reinvigorated by young activists

WASHINGTON — Mary-Pat Hector of Atlanta was operating much like a 1960s civil rights activist as she laid plans for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. She was constantly on the phone as she confirmed event details, tweaked the draft of the speech she gave at Saturday’s rally at the Lincoln Memorial, and prepared for a presentation.

Mary-Pat is 15 years old.

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