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Remembering The March And The Dream

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Community organizations, labor unions, and individuals from throughout the Hudson Valley and the Capital Region are coming together this evening to mark the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

Groups will assemble for a night of remembrance, celebration, and discussion for the future of the civil rights movement. They'll commemorate the march and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a dream" speech.

A gathering in Hudson, entitled "Still Dreaming The Dream" runs from 5 thru 9pm at the pocket park across from the Opera House on Warren Street.   In Albany, marchers will assemble at 5:30 in meeting room 6 at the Empire State Plaza, then march at 6:15 to the Martin Luther King statue in Lincoln Park, where Professor Colia Clark, an original particpant in the 1963 march and special assistant to slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers, is scheduled give a keynote address at 6:30.

Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief. Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.
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