Those were indeed days of thick air and anticipation.<quoted text>
It's not the first time for such, it probably won't be the last one either.
Really it's kind of just more political "backwardness of 50 years" by wish- they were- like- Martin Luther Kings types.
(Except they ought to be listening and trying to implement what King was REALLY saying).
From a nicely presented article:
Americans who marched on Washington 50 years ago under a blazing sun recall the day they were part of a turning point in history..
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Ken Howard, a D.C. student working a summer job at the post office before entering Howard University in the fall, took a bus downtown to join a massive gathering on the National Mall.“The crowd was just enormous,” he recalls.“Kind of like the feeling you get when a thunderstorm is coming and you know it is going to really happen. There was an expectation and excitement that this march finally would make a difference.”
Only a few months before, in that electric atmosphere of anticipation, 32-year-old singer-songwriter Sam Cooke composed “A Change Is Gonna Come,” the song that would become the anthem of the civil rights movement.
The potent symbolism of a demonstration at the Lincoln Memorial—timed to coincide with the centenary of the Emancipation Proclamation and following President John F. Kennedy’s announcement in June that he would submit a civil rights bill to Congress—transfixed the nation. The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom also catapulted 34-year-old Martin Luther King Jr., who set aside prepared notes to declare “I Have a Dream,” into the realm of transcendent American orators....
"An Oral History of the March on Washington" Smithsonian. July/August 2013. Web. Last Retrieved 7/20/2013.
But the dream has not just died but it was stillborn.
The Jesse Sharptons, Magic Negro's and Mr. & Mrs. Black have made a very fundamental and strategic erro: they have become the enemy.