WASHINGTON D.C. - Thousands gathered in our nation's capital for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.
Martin Luther King III spoke at Saturday’s event.
The son of the iconic civil rights leader said his father's vision for America has still not been realized. He said the Supreme Court’s recent voting rights act ruling, voter ID laws and the Trayvon Martin case are evidence of ongoing racism.
"Regressive Stand Your Ground laws must be repealed. Federal anti-profiling legislation must be enacted,” he said. “Comprehensive immigration reform must be adopted to end the harassment of our brown brothers and sisters and to provide a path to citizenship for them today."
King called for stricter gun control, immigration reform and economic relief for minorities.
The actual anniversary is Wednesday.
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