March on Washington 50th Anniversary Bus Trip 

Saturday, Aug. 24. 5:30 a.m.

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No one would argue that race relations in this ongoing cultural experiment known as the United States of America haven’t improved in the last 50 years. But the recent proposal to unfurl a Confederate flag over Interstate 95 is a telling reminder that old habits die hard. Add the recent Supreme Court Shelby County v. Holder decision and the polarizing Zimmerman acquittal and you realize there’s a long way to go before we can say we’ve overcome. It isn’t all that surprising really — progress isn’t made by leaps and bounds but by a maddening measure of degrees. And to keep pushing those degrees forward, the local chapter of the NAACP is organizing a bus trip to Washington for the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial. The bus will depart at 5:30 a.m. from Fairfield Commons Mall at the corner of Laburnum Avenue and Nine Mile Road. Seats are $30. For information, contact Lynetta Thompson or Tawana Bryant at 982-0872 or email


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