50 Years Later

Coweta student performs in memory of march


Jasmine Guy performing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream Speech” at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in downtown Atlanta to commemorate its 50th anniversary. 

Wednesday, August 28, 2013, marked the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

The event was one of the most historic and important in American history, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his iconic, “I Have a Dream” speech in 1963.

Across the United States, many remembered the significance of that event and recognized the need to keep the dream alive. Although much progress has been made in the country, there is still a need for the freedom, justice and equality for all people.

Coweta County Student, Jasmine Guy, is a sophomore at East Coweta High School. She is the daughter of Dr. Marc & Sharilyn Guy. Marc is the Assistant Superintendent of Coweta County School System, and was selected to participate in the commemorative “March on Washington 50 year Anniversary program.” The program took place on Sunday, August 25, 2013, at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in downtown Atlanta. It is also the home church of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his family.

Jasmine was among a selected group of young orators chosen to recite the, “I Have a Dream” speech. She was the youngest participant and received an arousing applause for her outstanding oratorical performance. Jasmine, a member of Newnan Youth Council, is an outstanding youth leader and is actively involved in her school, church and community.

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