OP-ED: Welcome to the new civil rights era

By Karl A. Racine
Karl A. Racine is the D.C. Attorney General.

March on Washington
Advocates at the 1963 March on Washington. Photo courtesy of the National Archives.

My mother, Marie-Marcelle Buteau Racine, emigrated to the United States in 1963 from Haiti in hopes of creating a better life for our family. She arrived to find a nation struggling to break free of injustice. That year, she joined hundreds of thousands at the Mall for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. It was there, by the reflecting pool, as she added her voice to that collective call for change, that she discovered an abiding love for the United States of America.

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