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IC students take part in March on Washington remembrances

IC students take part in March on Washington remembrances

18 Ithaca College students are getting a chance to learn the history of the March of Washington first-hand.

IC Professor James Rada took students to Washington, DC on Saturday for the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the march. He’ll do so again on Wednesday.

The students have and will be helping national news outlets with interviews and filming.

Rada says the experience will provide some historical context for the students.

“They’re going to look at people and talk to people who were there 50 years ago, when they were maybe 18 to 25 years old. And, these students can look at it and (say), ‘You know, 50 years ago, this would’ve been me.'”

Rada has also put together a documentary on the history of the march, which will air on public television stations across the country.

 

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