Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Before the Memories Fade: LaVerne B. Rogers

My second interview on September 17th was with Mrs. LaVerne B. Rodgers, a Washington, D.C. resident. Mrs. Rodgers talked about her attendance at the March on Washington.

Mrs. Rodgers recalls as a 10-year-old walking with a group of friends to "listen to the man that was on TV who was being beaten." When describing her day at the Lincoln Memorial she smiled, then talked about being surrounded by all of the people. "It was just amazing to talk with all kinds of people from all over with different kinds of drawls, telling what they had gone through."

Mrs. Rodgers was not able to get close to the Memorial but, like many other people, she listened to the speakers on a transistor radio. The experiences of that day are still very fond memories for her.

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