The Nation Celebrates The 50th Anniversary of The March on Washington
AmNews Staff | 8/24/2013, 10:40 a.m.
"We are glad to be here," chapter president Carl Wright said. "We will continue to stay out here in the March and participate."
Wright said this his organization was making their way over to the Reflection Pool to hear the speeches.
Another attendee was Constance Graham, the cousin of Ramarley Graham.
Eighteen-year-old Ramarley Graham was murdered in 2010, when NYPD officer Richard Haste suspected that Graham was carrying a gun and ran from the officer. Two indictments for Haste have been thrown out: one in May due to alleged mistake by the Bronx District Attorney Office, and the other in August when a grand jury decided not to re-indict Haste.
For Constance Graham, the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington presented the perfect opportunity to bring the case of her cousin's death to the forefront.
With more than 15 other people, Constance Graham remained determined to use the crowds gathered for the March on Washington to gather five thousand signatures to call for the case to be sent to the federal government.
"Richard Haste just has to go jail. He has to pay for killing Ramarley," Graham said.
Graham and her organizers stood in front of the World War II memorial, letting everyone who passed by know why the late Graham deserves justice.
"We are here to hopefully get recognized and bring more light to what's happening in the Bronx and what happened to Ramarley," Graham said.
Graham said the organization, Ramarley's Call, has already collected hundreds of signatures while in Washington D.C.