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50 years later: Woman reflects on 'I Have a Dream' speech

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

It's been 50 years since Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his iconic "I Have a Dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial as hundreds of thousands marched in Washington, D.C. for civil rights.

This past weekend, thousands gathered in Washington once again to honor that monumental march.

Pat Thompson of Harrisburg attended both events, five decades apart.

"It seems like only yesterday and I know that's a cliche, but it doesn't seem like 50 years went by," she said. "Back then it was a black/white issue. (Saturday) it was all about inclusion of everyone."

The official anniversary of Dr. King's historic speech is Wednesday. That is when President Obama and former Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter will speak at another ceremony at Lincoln Memorial.

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