New Jersey groups headed to Washington, D.C. to celebrate 50th anniversary of MLK's "I Have a Dream" speech

Several groups of New Jersey residents are making the pilgrimage to Washington, D.C. this weekend to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s

Several groups of New Jersey residents are making the pilgrimage to Washington, D.C. this weekend to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. (8/23/13)

NEWARK - Several groups of New Jersey residents are making the pilgrimage to Washington, D.C. this weekend to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech.

The event honoring the "March on Washington" will also highlight the struggles and accomplishments of the modern civil rights movement.

"It's a privilege actually to be there and be a part of history," says social studies teacher Larry Bello. "As I call it, history in the making."

The march is set to begin Saturday at 12:30 p.m. President Obama is expected to speak.
 

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