Carol Marsh, 62, Oklahoma: “In 1963, I was one of eight who integrated the...
Carol Marsh, 62, Oklahoma: “In 1963, I was one of eight who integrated the schools in Russellville, Ark in the 9th grade. Eight started high school and four of us finished. I came today because I remember in 1963, I felt there was no hope and then I heard Dr. King’s speech and he said we would be treated as equals. I hope we are all treated as equals with equal pay. We all pay taxes and we are all the same. It doesn’t matter the color of our skins. I want our children to feel that there is hope.”
Dea Foy, 49, Dallas, TX: “I was really inspired to come by the Trayvon Martin decision. I hope this country better accepts diversity. Young Black men and brown men make this country strong. It’s time to acknowledge that we’re here and that we’re here to stay.”
Phyllis Hill, 54, Dallas: “I wanted to be a part of history and to show solidarity and support. I hope in 50 years, young people learn to love themselves. Since I’m originally from Chicago, I’m aware of gang violence. At its root is a lack of self love.”