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March on Washington? Timuel Black was there

by Matthew McClellan
Feb 12, 2013

February is Black History Month, and Navy Pier hosted its own celebratory event this past weekend, also commemorating the upcoming 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech. The event featured drum and dance ensembles, as well as a re-enactment of King’s speech. In a separate interview, Chicago historian and civil rights figure Timuel Black, who worked with King and helped organize Chicagoans to participate in the march, reflects on the event.