March on Washington inspires hope, action
Tens of thousands of people arrived in Washington, D.C., on Saturday to mark the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. They heard speakers in front of the Lincoln Memorial ranging from Martin Luther King III and the Rev. Al Sharpton to Myrlie-Evers Williams and Bernice King. Some reactions:
What did USA TODAY readers think about the speakers and the issues they raised?
- On the Rev. Al Sharpton:
- On equal pay:
- On gun violence:
- The death of any person through violence is a tragedy. I just wonder what all of the other mothers feel that have lost their sons to violence on the streets of America? The focus on one incident belittles the deaths of others by their neighbors especially when it is used to promote more violence and hatred.. Dr. Kings dream can never be realized as long as violence rules the day in the urban centers of America.
- What inspired some marchers to go to Washington, D.C., today?
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