Aug 25, 2013 6:16 PM by Associated Press

Hundreds gathered in Phoenix to mark anniversary

PHOENIX - Hundreds of people gathered in Phoenix to mark the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington in which Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech.

Communities all over the country held marches on Saturday to commemorate the progress that arose from the civil-rights movement.

Many marching in Phoenix say they were there to remember the sacrifices made in the battle for civil rights.

Volunteer pastor Donna Foster was at the March on Washington as a 16-year-old.

She tells the Arizona Republic ( that the historic march provided a hope that people could make a difference.

Many who marched in Phoenix say they were there to celebrate the accomplishments of the past 50 years.

Other attendees noted how far society has yet to come in achieving equality.



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