By Linda Deutsch, the AP’s special correspondent in Los Angeles.
Below is a first-person account I wrote on the first big story I ever covered — the ’63 March on Washington.
Through the years, when I tell people that I covered the 1963 civil rights march on Washington, they often ask: “Did you know?”
They mean did I know I was present at the making of history? Did I know I was hearing one of the greatest speeches of all time — Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech?” Did I know that the nation would change because of this day?
The answer seems to be yes.