Hattiesburg Mayor, Johnny Dupree gave the following speech today, August 28 2013 at the 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the March on Washington on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
The following is the full transcript of the speech he gave, along with the video of the speech:
I want to thank the National Conference of Black Mayors, and the coalition for the opportunity to make a few remarks on this historic occasion.
Decades and decades of blood, sweat, tears, organizing meetings, sit-ins, jailings, boycotts, negotiations, adjudications—all culminated in a march…. […]