Connected Through Persecution

Jonathan Takiff

Jonathan Takiff, Philadelphia Daily News columnist, attended the March on Washington with his mother. He recalled, There were a lot of speeches. John Lewis was more fiery than the rest. He jumped out at me." On meeting Dr. King three years later, he said, "I was just happy I got to hold his hand, it felt very big and warm and welcoming. He gave me a good grip, so I didnt wash it for a day, or two."

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