The March on Washington: Then and Now

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  • Rep. Charles Rangel (New York)
  • Julian Bond
  • Rep. Charles Rangel (New York)
  • Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (District of Columbia)
  • Julian Bond
  • Wade Henderson
  • You Had to Be There
  • Rep. John Lewis (Georgia)
  • Rep. John Lewis (Georgia)
  • Rep. John Conyers (Michigan)
  • Rep. John Conyers (Michigan)
  • Rep. G.K. Butterfield (North Carolina)

Rep. Charles Rangel (New York)

It was so exciting. I had no idea as the Southerners did the impact that these national events would really have. I tell John Lewis all the time that he and Dr. King truly believed and I didn't. I marched from Selma to Montgomery, 54 miles, and I cussed every step of the way, wondering what the hell I was doing. It has been 50 years and we've got a whole lot of roads, a whole lot of marches that we still have to do.

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