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Cleveland congresswoman to speak at Washington event

Cleveland congresswoman to speak at Washington event

(Cleveland) - Rep. Marcia Fudge will speak at the 50th Anniversary March on Washington Saturday. It will be the same site where the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his historic "I Have a Dream" speech in 1963.

Congresswoman Fudge will address the gathering between 11:30am and noon, and tells Newsradio WTAM 1100 that she will talk about the progress that has been made over the past 50 years, but will also point out the challenges ahead.

Fudge says more African-Americans have college degrees and are members of the middle class than ever before, but poverty and crime remain a serious problem in the inner city. She would like to see improvements in education and greater voter rights protections.

This Tuesday, Fudge will visit the White House for a reception in honor of the march on Washington, with join with the President and First Lady, and former Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter.

(Photo by Colleen O'Neil/WTAM)
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