The delegation, watching civil rights themed movies going down, was made up of black and white, young and old, and residents from Cumberland to Newport and everywhere in between.
In DC , Rhode Islanders joined delegations totaling well over 200 individuals from four other buses made up of NAACP members from Boston, Cambridge and Worcester.
After arriving at the Washington mall and Lincoln Memorial, the Rhode Island delegation felt swamped by a sea of humanity which seemed to rival the huge numbers of the first March.
The numerous speakers, notably, Newark Mayor Cory Booker, MLK III, Rev. Al Sharpton and Congressman John Lewis were electrifying and reminded the crowd assembled that we all still had a long way to go before Dr. Kings dream would be realized!.
On the trip back to Rhode Island, the RI delegation was led by Cheryl Albright in the singing of popular civil rights songs. Said Jim Vincent, NAACP Providence Branch president everyone expressed having such a wonderful and momentous time which they would not soon forget!