BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -- Members of the Broome-Tioga NAACP are remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s message.
Wednesday was the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. NAACP members say a lot has changed since 50 years ago and many of Dr. King's dreams have come to fruition. But members say there's still work to do. They say educating youth can help prevent racism.
Advocates say they also believe that the Trayvon Martin case is helping open up a dialogue about racism, even if they disagreed with the verdict.
Leaders with the Broome-Tioga NAACP say they hope to see Dr. King's message honored for many years to come.
"I hope it's celebrated 50 years from now, 25 years from now. Every day should be a celebration of Martin Luther King's dream and just keeping it in mind and bearing it in mind the things that he talked about, because this man wasn't afraid, 34 years old, to take a stance," said Broome-Tioga NAACP 2nd Vice President Patricia McHerrin.
Members of the Broome-Tioga NAACP traveled to Washington, D.C. this past weekend with other NAACP chapters and unions.