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The Exchange

Remembering The March On Washington


We talk with African Americans living in northern New England about the Civil Rights protest that helped change the course of racial history in the U.S. Fifty years later, Americans are still contemplating the legacy of that day and debating the extent to which Dr. Martin Luther King’s dream of racial equality has been fulfilled.


  •  JerriAnne Boggis, director of the Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail, and Director of the Harriet Wilson Project. She lives in Milford.
  • James McKim, participated in a civil rights march in Charleston, S.C., when he was nine years old, and met Martin Luther King, Jr. He’s the chair of the diversity committee of the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire. He lives in Goffstown.
  • Dottie Morris, Chief Officer for Diversity and Multiculturalism for Keene State College. She lives in Vermont.

We'll also hear from:

  • Kel Edwards, of Kittery, Maine. He participated in the March on Washington as a young man.
  • Purnell Fred Ross Junior, Statewide Director of the NAACP in New Hampshire.

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