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Mon August 26, 2013

Remembering the March on Washington: A Talk with State Senator Nan Orrock (D-Atlanta)

State Senator Nan Orrock (D-Atlanta) during her interview with WABE's Denis O'Hayer in the Senate press conference room on August 21, 2013.
Credit Kate Greer/Georgia Senate Press Office

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 is the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

In a series of conversations, WABE is collecting stories from people who were a part of it.

Nan Orrock is now a Democratic State Senator from Atlanta. But in 1963, she was a college student who joined friends from work to take part in the march -- though she didn't feel she could tell the truth to her parents about it.

Orrock says that day changed her life. She spoke with WABE's Denis O'Hayer.