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50th Anniversary of Civil Rights March

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Next Wednesday marks 50 years since more than 200,000 people marched on the nation's capitol demanding racial equality.  

And half a century later, the world still remembers Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s powerful and inspiring remarks during his famous "I Have A Dream" speech.

On that beautiful August afternoon, the world certainly changed.  

And one Milwaukeean was there to hear and see it all.  Nancy Torphy traveled to the march on Washington the summer after graduating high school.  And even as a young adult, she said she knew she was witnessing history.

Click the podcast player to hear her account of that day.  And click the "next" button to hear Dr. King's historic speech in its entirety.