Bryan Pegues came from Youngstown, Ohio to the March for Jobs and Justice because “It’s definitely a good event to be up here.”

Pegues had made plans to come to the march in August before it was postponed by Hurricane Irene. “Yes, I did. People were coming from different states to meet up, but things happen.” Asked what he hoped Congress, the Obama administration and the business community take away from the march and rally, Pegues said, “I’m just happy everybody is getting together. Hopefully people will start believing more in change.”

Sarai Johnson and Taryn Finley

Special to the AFRO