Stevie Brown Senior, who lives in Warner Robins, saw a lot of things in his 21 years as an Army police officer. Racism wasn't one of them.
But after he retired from service, he was at a store where he said a clerk was only stopping minorities to see proof of purchase and he was one of them. That was just four years ago.
"And I said well, you're not going to see a proof of purchase. I said because I feel like what you're doing right now is wrong. You know you're wrong," said Brown.
Brown, his two sons, grandson, wife, brother and sister in-law made the 16-hour trip from Macon to D.C. for the anniversary of the March on Washington.
"We enjoyed ourselves because we saw I mean such a gathering of people from different directors across all the United States," he said.
"You had to get caught up in the moment. In the movement. While I was there I just thought about back in the days when people marched," he said.
"If you sit back and do nothing, nothing changes," said Charles Brown.
It was important to Brown that his family experience this.
The younger Brown generation was just as involved in the march, but in a slightly different way than their father. Stevie Junior and Charles documented the entire trip, from the rallies to the march.
"I can show others who didn't have a chance to make it to this event, you know, what it was like. Try to give them some insight or reality of hey this is what took place," said Stevie, Junior.
The family paid respects to Dr. King at the Memorial.
Brown says MLK would be pleased of the progress Americans have made.
For the future for his 3-year-old grandson, Little Stevie Brown is hopeful.
"Progress is sometimes slow. But as long as we the people get together and protest and do the things, and vote and get involved in politics, to make changes, I think things will change, I think things will get better for him," said Brown.
Little Stevie's father says three-year-olds take in a lot, but that the video will play an important role.
"He can look back at it like hey I was there. In 50 years from there, he'll be like hey I'm here now," said Stevie, Junior.
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