50 years after iconic march, Coloradans share their dreams

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<p>A aerial photo of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.</p>

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50 Years After The March on Washington: What's Your 'Dream'?Today marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech.

Through our Public Insight Network, we asked you to share your dreams for society. Here are some of the responses:

"I have a dream that one day every child conceived has an equal opportunity to develop into the most productive contributor to civilization that is possible, and that all citizens of civilization want that."

-Charles Blackwell, Longmont

"I have a dream that one day women around the world will not be beaten, killed, mutilated or even simply degraded by men."

-John Boak, Denver

"I have a dream that one day we will all be accepted as we are."

-Jeanne Snyder, Boulder

"I have a dream that one day what truly is important will be treated as important -- that we are human before we are black or Irish or Buddhists; that money and celebrity are not everything; that we are all in this together; that while we do need leaders we do not need people to blindly follow; that no one person is better than another because we all have something to contribute; that sometimes we all need to listen before being heard; and to react less and act more."

-Jill Hamilton, Denver

"I have a dream that one day hunters can hunt, gun enthusiasts can enjoy a day at the range, and my son can go to a midnight movie, or walk home with a pack of skittles without fear of being shot."

-Susan Gamble, Denver

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