Celebrities marched on Washington 50 years ago.
And celebrities arrived today to celebrate that march.
“It took me 50 years, but I’m here, ” said actress and television entrepreneur Oprah Winfrey, speaking on the National Mall today for the March on Washington 50th anniversary celebrations.
She recalled pleading with her “mama” to let her attend the march in 1963 to hear Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speak. She was nine at the time.
Winfrey, who is being lauded for her latest acting role in “The Butler,” called King a “drum major for justice.”
Actor Jamie Foxx and Winfrey’s co-star in “The Butler” Forest Whitaker, also joined the political elite behind the lectern.”I want you to recognize the hero that exists inside yourselves,” Whitaker said.