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East Texans recall MLK’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech

East Texans recall MLK’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech
Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 7:49am

Golden Tarver clearly remembers hurrying home to Longview from her parents’ house in Mount Pleasant to watch Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech 50 years ago.

The 88-year-old Longview resident said, in her mind, the world has changed for the better in the five decades since thousands of people marched on Washington, D.C., demanding civil rights.

“It was really a memorable thing. There seemed to be no anger. It seemed to be so peaceable,” said Tarver, who was a teacher at the time.

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