The eyes of the world are on Washington, D.C. today, as hundreds of thousands of people are expected in the nation’s capital to observe the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. In many ways, the 1963 rally was the high water mark of the civil rights era and the stuff of legend. Nearly a quarter of a million people jammed the National Mall to hear a rising Georgia preacher lay out his vision for a more just and equal world.
Among the thousands attending today’s observance are some 30 people from the Lansing area. They’re part of the Dr. Martin Luther King Junior Holiday Commission. Elaine Hardy chairs the group. She spoke with us from Washington, D.C.