LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Next week marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.
A group of Lafayette students are on their way to the nation's capitol to mark the historic event. Nine high school students who are a part of Lafayette Urban Ministry's 'Achieve Stay In School Program' left for Washington D.C. Friday morning.
The group will take part in several anniversary activities including: site visits, hearings, speeches and learning about past and present experiences in the struggle for racial equality.
"It's hard for us who actually remember the March on Washington to understand that the following generations really don't understand how important that day was," said Mary Anderson of Lafayette Urban Ministry. "So this gives those young people a chance to really experience for themselves a little bit of that passion and momentum and excitement that surrounded the original march on Washington."
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