Riots of ’68: “We Have to Finish What He Worked So Hard For”

I came across an interesting video from 1968 while checking out this YouTube channel.

The quote that is the most powerful is when a teacher is reading something written by one of her fifth graders.

His dream wasn’t like most dreams. It wasn’t just him in the dream. He wanted everybody in his dream. He wanted to take us to the promised land with him. Now he has left for the promised land and we have to follow. We have to do as he would have wanted us to do. We have to finish what he worked so hard for.

Impressive words for a ten-year-old. Impressive words for anybody.

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Tom founded Ghosts of DC on January 4th, 2012 as a blog to uncover the lost and untold history of Washington, D.C. He has lived in the city for over a decade and loves exploring every corner of the District.

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