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Posted: 3:13 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013
GASTONIA, N.C. —
People in Gastonia commemorated the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington on Saturday. A grass roots group of pastors, civic leaders, and people in the community marched to Friendship Christian Church. Channel 9's Ken Lemon moderatef a panel on various social justice issues and there will be free food and live entertainment. The group held a moment of silence for Trayvon Martin and others. The Charlotte NAACP has announced plans for a rally on Wednesday, which will be 50 years to the day that Martin Luther King gave his famous "I Have A Dream" speech. It will be in Marshall Park in uptown at 5 p.m. In Washington, the National Mall is buzzing with excitement Saturday afternoon. Various civil rights leaders and politicians will be there to address the crowds before marching past the King memorial. President Barack Obama will speak at a second rally Wednesday.
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