Despite being relatively too young to truly understand the magnitude of the speech, the McAllisters can remember being there with their mother on that day.
In that photo was he, Learley, their late brother Clyde and their late mother. Up to this point, the family had no clue that such a photo existed.
Both Curtis and Learley were positively impacted by the day, and can say it played a small role in their work as they progressed into their adult lives.
The former is a community activist, while the latter is a lifelong educator.
“I’m going to do everything to keep the dream going on … you’re never too old to keep on marching,” said Curtis McAllister.
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Dr. King’s visit played a part in integrating one of the city’s oldest schools.