MINNEAPOLIS -- The nation is marking 50 years since the March on Washington and Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech.
As thousands gathered in our nation's capitol on Saturday, the anniversary was also marked in Minneapolis.
With a drum corps leading the way, more than 200 people marched a half mile from the Sabathani Community Center to Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park to honor and celebrate his legacy.
Josie Robinson-Johnson was at the 1963 March on Washington and saw King speak.
"We wept. I didn't think I would stop crying because it was such a beautifully delivered speech," she said.
But at Saturday's celebration, the emotional memories also came with some disappointment.
Charles Mays, who helped get the park named after King said, "As far as the dream that Dr. King spoke of, we have not accomplished that yet and we are still working toward that."
Mays said there are still inequities.
"In employment, in housing and education [those] are the three most important areas that we need to work with," he said.
"We're here to march to close the gap in education," said Leah Chaney who was with Students for Education Reform.
Chaney and other young adults with that group wore T-shirts showing the problems they'd like fixed.
"One out of three black men without a high school diploma is in prison now," Chaney said as she described one of the T-shirts the group was wearing.
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park. was named after the civil rights leader in 1968. The park's Legacy Council still has a big dream for the park.
"We envision it as a living legacy to Dr. King and the civil rights movement, a place where kids and adults can get support and learn how to fight for causes and justice in today's world," Legacy Council member Sandra Richardson said.
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