Civil Rights
4:22 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Governor Marks 50th Anniversary Of March On Washington

Gov. Sam Brownback Wednesday signed a proclamation commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

The crowd gathered at the event in Topeka heard a rendition of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, which was delivered at the 1963 march. Gov. Brownback called King a prophet.

“The trouble-- for often people who are prophetic like he-- is that the words don’t come true in their lifetime. But they will come true, and they do come true, and we’re on the path for them to come true, not that they’re there yet,” Brownback said.

The event took place at the Brown v. Board historic site in Topeka. Brownback noted the importance of the landmark legal case to the national civil rights movement.