Occupying ‘I have a dream’

[media-credit name="Photos by Jefferson Siegel " align="aligncenter" width="600"][/media-credit]Monday, dozens of Occupy Wall Street participants joined labor and other activists to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. There were speeches, prayers and a walk through the African Burial Ground National Monument, followed by a march over to the Federal Reserve Bank. Among them were Captain America, a.k.a. Andrew Stevens, above, and Kanene Holder, dressed as “Justice is Blind,” below. Students from Harlem’s Central Park East School played “We Shall Overcome” on violins. “This is the generation of the Occupy movement, where we occupy ourselves and our democracy,” Ben Chavis, former head of the NAACP, told the crowd. “We Occupy Wall Street, we occupy the dream and we occupy the future for our children.”

– Jefferson Siegel

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