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Wanted: 1963 March on Washington participants

11Alive's DeMarco Morgan is in Washington DC this week for the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. He's telling the stories of the Atlantans remembering the historic march. He'll be sharing the stories of 50 Years of Change: Share the Journey all week on 11Alive and 11Alive.com.

ATLANTA -- You can learn a lot from those who went to the March on Washington in 1963. 

Christian Hill of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights said as part of a project, 20 college students will be sent to Washington D.C. to interview participants of the original 1963 March on Washington.  

The video projects will go into the National Center for Civil Human Rights, which is under construction in downtown Atlanta next to the world of Coke and the Georgia Aquarium. It will open in May, 2014. 

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"We're going to compile the stories and we're going to feature them in our national website as part of the center's ongoing effort to journal and share stories related to the African-American struggle," Hill said.

In addition, they're looking for those who went to the 1963 march, but could not go to Washington for the 50th anniversary. 

"To interview just your everyday citizen who participated in the march on Washington," Hill said, "Many of the people don't know that we're doing it. So, that's why we're here to let people know."