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March anniversary a chance to honor civil rights pioneers
March anniversary a chance to honor civil rights pioneers

WASHINGTON -- For many people at the National Mall on Wednesday, it was an opportunity to honor family members who had fought in the civil rights movement. At the 50th anniversary celebration of the March on Washington, Jesse N. Holmes, a local Washington resident, wore a cardboard sign with a picture of his father, John, at the 1963 march that appeared in Ebony magazine. Though Holmes was only 6 and did not attend the original event, he said he vividly remembers his father stepping out the door in a light blue suit and then immediately turning back to make sure his mother didn't want to join. Holmes said his father was a cartographer at the U.S. Geological Survey who helped map...

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