Last week, NY1 introduced viewers to several New Yorkers who were there to hear King deliver his famous speech 50 years ago.
June Terry was one of them, and NY1 caught up with her again Wednesday as she marked the anniversary by watching the activities in Washington on television.
Terry said she saw many similarities between the two marches, but she noted a much different cultural climate from 1963.
"It was fear, and we went there for equality," she said. "This march was again for equality now and jobs, but it was more peaceful. Everybody was real relaxed. No one said that 'If you go, you're going to get killed.'"
Terry hopes that today's young people carry on the spirit of the March on Washington.
She said that education is the key to moving American society towards equality.