BUFFALO, NY (WIVB) - Thousands of people from all over the country, including Buffalo, took buses to the nation's capitol to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.
Martin Luther King Junior's "I have a dream" speech were words that fired up a movement that changed America. To one man, Saturday was not so much of a celebration, but rather a recognition of a point in history that changed this country.
The president of the Buffalo Chapter of the NAACP, Frank Messiah believes the changes have extended far beyond African American communities.
"This that started in 1963 has blossomed out to all these other groups. And it will be interesting to see where will women be in 50 years. Where will gay and lesbians, where will Latinos, where will African Americans be?" asked Messiah.
He believes it will be a better country. Several western New Yorker's traveled by bus to the event in Washington to visit the Lincoln Memorial and the new MLK Jr. Memorial.
Messiah says the buildup to the remembrance energized them. "A lot of people who had not been before, but were taken up just by the excitement of this and the talking of this. The awareness of people talking about what happened in 1963," said Messiah.
The NAACP president believes remembering history and what got us to where we are today, will help everyone make the future a better place to live.
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