Regal Honors Anniversary of March on Washington in 1963 in D.C.

Throngs of people descended on the National Mall Saturday to honor the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington in 1963, when more than 250,000 civil rights activists rallied for jobs and freedom.

Albertina Lane, who stood shoulder-to-shoulder with advocates for social and economic equality during the first march, reflected on the day that she and others made history with Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech August 28, 1963.

“It was a very serious time in our life,” Lane said. “It was very important for us to just speak and make it known that we wanted to be included as full citizens in America.”

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