Cleveland buses to travel to March on Washington 2013
Deb Lee, newsnet5.com
7:12 PM, Aug 23, 2013
12:36 PM, Aug 24, 2013
CLEVELAND - Friday night will be a long one for Lang Dunbar. The 77-year-old will board a chartered bus in Cleveland and ride to Washington, D.C. to commemorate the 1963 March on Washington.
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Although this year marks the 50th anniversary of the march, Dunbar said it's just the beginning.
"We need to take more action," he said. "We quit marching. We quit demonstrating and we have lost a lot of what we had gained."
Dunbar was 27 years old when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led the first March on Washington and he said he couldn't afford the trip from Cleveland. This time, he organized the bus trip from Antioch Baptist Church.
"Right now, outside my church on Cedar Avenue, which is predominantly African American, they are doing construction, but you can't find any African Americans working on the street right there," he said.
Dunbar regrets that he wasn't at the first historic march, but said he believes marchers can make history again this weekend.
"I hope we will make America, everybody, brown, black, white, green, yellow, everybody be able to understand that we need to be fair to everybody," he said.