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Sisters recall ’63 march, King speech

Jon Hawley

The Daily Advance

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In 1963, Joyce and Justina Long, 81-year-old twin sisters from Elizabeth City, piled into an “old rickety bus” with 13 fellow teachers to attend the “March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom” on Aug. 28 and hear from the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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A Dream

MLK and President Ronald Reagan believed in a color blind society. Actor Charlton Heston joined hands with MLK at the historic rally that day. The Republicans were instrumental in passing all the civil rights act that the black minority now enjoy. At this years rally not one Republican appeared. This rally has now become nothing more than a Democratic party. At least President Obama talked about special interest groups that need racial strife where none exist in order to stay in business. (paraphrased) Here in Pasquotank we have the NAACP, county commissioners, and media telling us the majority of the people are racist. I do not know about you but I find their opnion of our citizens discussing! We need change in our county government!

Change is needed.

Get rid of Griffin, Dixon and Sterritt who all voted for the new districting plan. They want to change Pasquotank County into another Elizabeth City. Their departure from the County Commission is long overdue. Remember that at the next election and make sure to tell your friends and neighbors.

For your information,

For your information, President Obama attended this years celebration.

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