2003-08-15 / Community

Move To Commemorate March On Washington

Move To Commemorate March On Washington


The famous March On Washington to demand civil rights for minorities happened almost 40 years ago. Now, local legislators want to build in memorial in Queens to that historic march. Sponsoring the planning meeting last week were Congressman Gregory Meeks and York College. Pictured, from left, Mack Burnett, Dr. Wilma Watt, Congressman Meeks, Lillie Crowder (who participated in the 1963 march) and the president of York College, Dr. Robert Hampton.The famous March On Washington to demand civil rights for minorities happened almost 40 years ago. Now, local legislators want to build in memorial in Queens to that historic march. Sponsoring the planning meeting last week were Congressman Gregory Meeks and York College. Pictured, from left, Mack Burnett, Dr. Wilma Watt, Congressman Meeks, Lillie Crowder (who participated in the 1963 march) and the president of York College, Dr. Robert Hampton.

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