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750 mile march marks the anniversary of MLK Jr's 'I Have A Dream Speech'

USATODAY.com Friday, 7 August 2020
This group is marching 750 miles from Milwaukee to arrive in Washington DC on the 57th anniversary of MLK's "I Have A Dream" speech.
 
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