Shirley Franklin was an 18-year-old Howard University student when she stood with 200,000 people in front of the Lincoln Memorial for the March on Washington on Aug. 28, 1963.
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Austin events marking the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington:
Day of Dignity
11:30 a.m. Wednesday, south steps of the Capitol
March for Civil Rights
8 p.m. Sunday, front gate of the Capitol