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Gov. David Paterson. Photo: <a href="">David Shankbone</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Gov. David Paterson. Photo: David Shankbone, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

NY's first black governor recalls March on Washington

This week America is remembering and reconsidering one of the most influential moments in our nation's history. Fifty years ago on Wednesday, Martin Luther King delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech before 250,000 people on The National Mall in Washington, DC.

One person who thought he was going to be there - but wasn't - was a 9 year-old David Paterson. Paterson went on to become New York State's first African American Governor.

Paterson sat down with Albany correspondent Karen Dewitt to share his memories of that day and how it shaped his life.  Go to full article

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