CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago’s DuSable Museum of African American History hosted a re-enactment of the March on Washington fifty years ago, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
50 years after Dr. King’s “I Have A Dream” speech, activist attorney Thomas Todd spoke from the steps of the DuSable Museum. Todd is known by some as “TNT” for his speaking skills.
“I know you got all this fancy equipment and all this technology, but I say to you I don’t care how advanced your technology is, you still can’t download freedom. There is no app for freedom. If we would be free, we must work,” said Todd.
Freedom, he said, is still not free, equal is still not equality and racism Todd said is still alive.
Activist Catholic priest Father Michael Pfleger also spoke at the event.
“Brothers and sisters, 50 years later, I wonder if things are not just as bad or perhaps even worse,” said Pfleger. “The greatest injustice we can do to Dr. King is just remember him. Be like him.”