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Southern students pay tribute to March on Washington

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

The many steps taken by our past heroes have Southern University students remembering and wanting to pay tribute. That is why the Southern Black Law Student Association had their own version of the March on Washington. 

"As far as we come we still have even further to go from here," said Southern Law School student Adrian Gray.

Gray is far too young to have been around for Dr. King's speech 50 years ago. But the law student knows what happened decades ago made a huge impact.

"We are historically black law school had it not have been the original march happened in 1963 a lot of us wouldn't be here today, "said Gray.

Student Government Association President Simone Bray just got back this morning from spending the weekend in Washington D.C., for events commemorating the 50th anniversary of the march. She says the trip was an experience of a life time.

"I was about to relive the steps of the people that inspired my grandmother and my mother and father," said Bray.

Inspiration freshman Tyler Riley had only read about, before experiencing it first-hand.

"Seeing all those black activists from 50 years ago that were actually there with Martin Luther King really amazed me that stuff I see in the history books," said Riley

Bray says those books we read are still waiting for another chapter to be written.

"There is more that we can do, there is more places we can go, there are more places that we need to be," said Bray.

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