State leader urges next generation to participate, prepare and agitate

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – Virginia State Senator Henry Marsh will be among the Richmonders headed to Washington D.C. Wednesday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

Senator Marsh was a civil rights attorney in 1963 and was at the Lincoln Memorial to witness Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech.

Marsh said it was important to return 50 years later to let the younger generation know his generation is still working. However he encouraged younger Richmonders to assume more of a leadership role.

“Participate, prepare and agitate,” Sen. Marsh offered as advice. “Don’t follow the normal rules. Doing things the same way will only get you the same results. Young people need to vote.”

Marsh said the hoped people who can’t make it to Washington Wednesday will choose to take part in a planned march in Richmond on Saturday.

CBS 6 News will have coverage of the March on Washington anniversary throughout the day Wednesday.

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