With the reading of Dr. King's "I Have a Dreamâ?? speech and the ringing of bells, Flint neighbors marked the 50th anniversary and the defining words of the Civil Rights movement.
Vivian Kelley was there 50 years ago.
â??I was there when I was 10 years old,â?? says Kelley who lives in Flint.
50 years laTer, Dr. Kingâ??s dream still rings true for Kelley.
â??Weâ??ve come a long ways as far as voting and our freedom but we still have a ways to go,â?? says Kelley.
Derick Crutchfield, who lives on Flintâ??s Martin Luther King Avenue, agrees.
The march was necessary and the dream is yet to be complete. We still live in poverty, here,â?? says Crutchfield.
â??I donâ??t think Martin would be happy with that because of the things that go on, on Martin Luther King Drive because that was not what he was about,â?? says Kelley.
Thatâ??s why neighbors continue to remember Dr. King's speech--in the hope that the dream becomes reality.
â??We need to Educate our children, probably if we had a few more jobs around town that would help also but we just have to keep fighting on,â?? says Kelley.
â??Itâ??s come a long ways but it's still a ways to go,â?? says Crutchfield.