Staunton Civil Rights Marcher Returns Home

By: Garrett Wymer Email
By: Garrett Wymer Email
A Staunton woman has a lot to share after being part of an historic anniversary in Washington last week. Now she is back home.

The White House, Washington Monument and Jefferson Memorial are seen in Washington, Wednesday, April 22, 2009. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)

STAUNTON -- A Staunton woman has a lot to share after being part of an historic anniversary in Washington last week. Now she is back home.

Barbara Lee returned to Washington D.C. last week to march on Washington, the same place she first marched 50 years ago with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Marching again brought back a lot of memories, Lee said. And this time, she said, the march was even more meaningful.

"You saw the young people there with tears in their eyes, and you thought, 'Wow, this is really going to have an effect on them,'" she said. "And that's what really made me think, 'Oh gosh, this is more now than it was before.'"

Lee said seeing so many young people there gives her hope, saying last week's march was more than just to commemorate the 1963 civil rights march. She said it was a march for civil rights today.


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