March on Washington There comes a time when you just have to go


August 24, 2023

Gina Wilson Steward at the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Memorial in Washington DC

I remember it was the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. I had a feeling that I couldn't shake. I felt like I had to be there. So I went.

I was a new member of the Western Wayne County NAACP but we weren't providing a bus to go to Washington DC. So after a little research, I connected with the NAACP branch out of the Southfield area and made my plans to go DC. I didn't know anyone in the branch, just a name, a phone number and a location to meet. So on the day to leave, Keith dropped me off and I boarded the bus with a group of strangers and we were off to 'The March'. (That wasn't m...

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