LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Local youth from the Lafayette area got a chance to be part of history this weekend. 11 teens from Lafayette Urban Ministry (LUM) took a trip to our nation's capital, where they took part in the "March on Washington."
The group was primarily made up of members who are in the center's Achieve Program.
Once in D.C., the group partnered with a historic African-American church to take part in the walk together.
LUM Executive Director Joe Micon said the trip is one the kids will never forget.
"My trip to Washington D.C. was amazing," said youth member Makaylah Douglas. "The crowd, the rally, it was great. It sent chills to my body hearing the people rallying for justice, not even justice but to proceed in life."
"I think they left feeling that Dr. King would be pretty proud of how far we have come as a nation, but they also think Dr. King would feel that we still have a lot of work to do," said Micon.
The group arrived in D.C. early Saturday morning and returned to Lafayette around 7 p.m. Sunday.
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