Teens remember and celebrate the March on Washington

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11Alive's DeMarco Morgan is in Washington DC this week for the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. He's telling the stories of the Atlantans remembering the historic march. He'll be sharing the stories of 50 Years of Change: Share the Journey all week on 11Alive and 11Alive.com.

WASHINGTON DC -- Thousands are in Washington D.C. this week, remembering the 50th anniversary of the civil rights march on Washington.

MORE | Complete coverage of 50 Years of Change: Share the Journey

Students from Atlanta's Ivy Preparatory Young Men's Leadership Academy are there too.  They took part in an event marking the anniversary at the Newseum.

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11Alive's DeMarco Morgan spoke with two 13-year-old students.  One said he would have given his life for the civil rights cause.

Joshua Gordon  said, "I think I would have done something like that because either way you would die one way or another - you would die from slavery of you would die from fighting for your freedom. And even if you did die for a greater cause from freeing everybody else because you'd rather take one than take all."

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