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South Georgia man remembers March on Washington

August 28, 2003

Albany- Sam Hall spent three days in the nation's capital during the March on Washington.

"Before Sunday morning, someone called me and said, 'They're going to march on Washington, you going?' I said 'Yeah, I'm going.' And we took off on a school bus," Hall said.

"And the reason I'm marched is because I wanted to see my peoples, free. I wanted to see the wall of segregation come down for everybody, but especially my race."

He was there 40 years ago when Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous "I Have A Dream" speech.

"When he spoke and said I had a dream, I think those were the greatest words that I could have heard. I never met a man in my life like Dr. King."

"Just to hear his voice did something to me."

Hall marched with Dr. King during the Albany Movement. They were both arrested and spent time together in jail. His memories, whether of jail or in Washington D.C., are fond ones.

"I enjoyed doing it. I'd do it again if I had to do it. And yet we're not free. We got a long ways to go."

"We're all in this together. Now we may look like we ain't, but we are."

posted at 10:50 p.m. by brannon.stewart@walb.com

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