Working to making the ‘dream’ a reality

    On Aug. 28, 1963, at the historic “March on Washington,” Washington Archbishop Patrick O’Boyle addressed these words to the 300,000 Americans of diverse races who rallied together for civil and economic rights for African Americans: “(God) bless this nation and all its people. May the warmth of your love replace the coldness that springs from prejudice and bitterness. Give strength to our government leaders so that just laws may be administered without discrimination.”
    Fifty years to the day after Dr. Martin Luther King delivered his seminal “I Have a Dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial, the Archdiocese of New Orleans commemorated the event with a prayer service on the steps of Notre Dame Seminary.

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