Ministry group taking young Houstonians to March on Washington anniversary


by Mia Gradney / KHOU 11 News

Posted on August 20, 2013 at 8:51 AM

Updated Tuesday, Aug 20 at 8:52 AM

HOUSTON -- Thousands are expected in Washington, D.C. this coming weekend to mark a major milestone in American history.

Fifty years ago a quarter of a million people marched on Washington for equality and civil rights.

Some young Houstonians will mark the occasion but need help doing it. A last minute trip this summer is hard to swing -- but not if the experience is priceless.

Jaimee Cameron, 23, is a graduate student at PVU.

“It’s something that students and really just anybody need to embrace and learn about,” says Cameron.

Last-minute plans are underway at This is it Soul Food in Houston for a more than memorable trip.

TSU student Ruby Armstead is planning on going to D.C., too.

“I feel that we’re still marching,” says Armstead. “So I feel that me going there is showing ... yeah... we still have a long ways to go and that we’re marching for a reason not to just show an anniversary. No... this is still a reason.”

Houston Real Urban Ministry Inc. is helping two bus loads of people, young and old, make it to the march. They’re raising money for a third so anyone who wants to make the trip will be able to go.

Each person’s passage to D.C. and back will cost an estimated $250.

Find the info below if you’d like to attend or would like to donate to the cause: