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March on Washington: Andrew Young, Bernice King recall Dr. King's dream

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As part of the weekend of events celebrating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, on Sunday hundreds gathered at the Willard Hotel, where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. put the finishing touches on his iconic "I Have a Dream" speech.

Andrew Young talks with ABC7's Brianne Carter.
Rev. Bernice King talks with ABC7's Brianne Carter.

Rev. Bernice King, Dr. King's youngest child, was just five months old at the time of the march and the speech. Now 50 years later, alongside five generations of the King family, she was back at the hotel and she talked with ABC7.

"I was crawling around the floor somewhere, oblivious to everything that was going," Rev. King says.

She says this anniversary symbolically represents the passing of the torch to the younger generation.

"There are those of us that were born in '63 and afterwards that have responsibility to move our world toward a beloved community," she says.

Many say the journey Dr. King started, is far from over, and there are many injustices left to fight. Sunday people talked about poverty, voting rights and the death of Trayvon Martin.

Andrew Young, who served as the Mayor of Atlanta, a Congressman, and United States Ambassador to the United Nations, was a longtime friend of Dr. King. He says he believes the man who stands for so much would still want to see more done.

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