11Alive's DeMarco Morgan is in Washington DC this week for the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. He's telling the stories of the Atlantans remembering the historic march. He'll be sharing the stories of 50 Years of Change: Share the Journey all week on 11Alive and 11Alive.com.
WASHINGTON, DC -- Wednesday, March 28 marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, when Dr. Martin Luther King delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech.
It became a defining moment in Civil Rights history, and thousands are gathering at the nation's Capitol to celebrate.
Many Georgians are among those who flocked to Washington, D.C. to join in the celebration.
Atlanta native Leticia Alexander made a special trip to the nation's Capitol to take part in the events lining up to the anniversary of the March on Washington.
"I just want to give back, with my generation," she said.
Alexander, like so many others broke away from the bigger crowd to take in the sights of the Dr. Martin Luther King National Memorial.
"I want to do more, you know, to help lift up all race because I feel like we are slowly losing our right," Alexander said.
For the past couple days, events in D.C. and throughout the country have been leading up to the big day when the nation's first African-American president will speak from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
Alexander thought she may never have lived to see this day.
She said, "These people died for our rights and I want to ensure that we preserve the rights for the next generation."