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Local museum opens "March on Washington" exhibit

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BUENA VISTA TWP. -

In advance of Wednesday's 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech and the historic March on Washington for jobs and freedom, a local museum has opened an exhibit to honor that important day.

The African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey showed off their new 'March on Washington' exhibit with a special tour on Tuesday.

The tour was hosted by the museum's founder, a man that says his life was changed forever when he stood on the National Mall listening to Dr. King back in 1963.

"It's a speech that came from his heart, his soul and his spirit. You felt in every expression he made you felt that he was talking directly to you, he was looking directly in your eye, all those people there and he was looking at me and only me. And the message that he was giving me was that you are going to have to go back out into the land and put together something so that people come together and fight for a major cause," said Ralph Hunter Sr., a March on Washington witness.

The exhibit features pictures, artifacts and memories of that day and will be open until December 30th.

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