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THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON 50 Years #IWasThere - 08/28/2013
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 50 years ago I boarded a bus destined for "the March on Washington"along with two dozen or so other South Jersey teens. We didn't all know one another but we had become acquainted while we waited with some apprehension for the bus to arrive. The bus wasn't full and there were also a several adults. In those days this was about a two and a half hour bus ride. During the first half hour of the trip the person responsible for our bus gave us instructions on how to behave under different conditions, which included the possibility of arrest or harrassment, riot or calm - the point being we didn't know exactly what to expect. We were all northern raised teens and actually represented quite a diverse group considering the fact that we were all from rural and small town areas of Burlington and Camden counties in Southern NJ, the mix included Black, Jewish, White, Native and Asian teens. We all had some experience with local sit-ins and boycotts, and picketting but this was something that was out of our territory so we didn't really know how it would play out. We sang all the movement songs on the bus ride which were all very inspirational and as we arrived in DC along with thousands of other busses the energy was magical. We could see that the people we passed in the streets were all in high spirits and very positive. Even the weather was perfect. We got our instructions for meeting the bus for our return trip and we were cut loose in the city. It was truly amazing. We all mor...

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