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March on Richmond Set for Saturday Morning

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RICHMOND—Fifty years ago today, Americans heard one of the greatest speeches of all time: Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech.

Thousands have flooded the nation's capital this week for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. Seeing this kind of passion is why local organizations, including the NAACP, are coming together for the March on Richmond.

The March on Richmond will start this Saturday at 9 a.m. at Festival Park behind the coliseum. Then people will go down East Marshall Street, passing City Hall. The marchers will eventually cross over East Broad Street, and finally make their way underneath the Bell Tower at the State Capitol.

"At the Capitol, we make laws here," says Richmond NAACP President Kim Allen. "Laws [that] govern every aspect of our lives. Education. The justice system. Voting laws. Those impact our everyday lives, and we want to have our presence felt right here where the laws are made."

The March on Richmond is expected last until noon on Saturday. Hundreds of people, including city and state leaders, are expected to attend.

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