Local educator remembers March on Washington
WASHINGTON- It was a historic day as thousands gathered to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech.
Many people have wondered what it would be like to be an eyewitness to history.
However, one Oklahoma City educator was in the crowd when Marin Luther King Jr. spoke those famous words.
Joyce Henderson was only 16-years-old at the time and traveled by charter bus from her home in Spencer to Washington D.C.
She traveled with a group of Oklahomans and civil right’s leader Clara Luper.
She was recently inducted into the Oklahoma City Public School Foundation’s “Wall of Fame.”
Henderson stopped by our studios to talk about that historic day, what has changed and what is still in the works.