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5:42 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Portsmouth Marches To African American Burial Ground

  

Exeter Academy's Reverend Robert Thompson speaks to a crowd in Portsmouth on the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s March on Washington.
Exeter Academy's Reverend Robert Thompson speaks to a crowd in Portsmouth on the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s March on Washington.
Credit Emily Corwin / NHPR

The Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s March on Washington on Wednesday.  As church bells rang out across Portsmouth and the nation, a parade made its way to the city's African Burial Ground.  The Leftist Marching Band and singer Sharon Jones serenaded a small crowd, followed by a recitation of MLK's famous speech by Kelvin Edwards, and words from Exeter Academy's Reverend Robert Thompson. 

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