WASHINGTON, DC -- Fifty years ago when Martin Luther King Jr. talked about the dream most of the people getting the credit for making it happen were men.
Two-hundred-thousand people attended the March on Washington that day, one of the faces in the crowd was 21-year-old Barbara Kamara, a Johnson C Smith Student.
"It was exhilarating, it was just so thrilling to be there amongst so many people who were committed to the challenges," she said.
Kamara admits she didn't think much about women being relegated to the background.
She was not the only one. "I was 14 it would have never occurred to me to think about it," said Elana Michelson,64, who attended Saturday's march with her friend Susan Griss, 63.
"I was 13, I wasn't thinking about that then, but I knew there were women very active in the movement," said Griss. Both women were at the 63 march.
Kamara was a student activist and had been arrested many times before and after the march.
She says back then women weren't given credit.
"I don't think we thought about it as being devalued, sometimes we worked really hard and we definitely didn't get the credit, then we were looking towards a bigger goal," she said.
"Fifty years ago the women were doing the organizing, but the men were doing the speaking that was the kind of society we lived in," said Martin Luther King III.
Sunday most of the movement's recognized leaders are men; King expects that to change given how much progress women have made.
"Change that must be made public policy wise will be made significantly by women," he said.
Kamara went on to go to work in the Carter Administration as the head of Head Start; she believes women will be equals in this newly energized Civil Rights Movement.
"We were facing some of the same issues back then we had to be concerned about the dogs and fire hoses and all of that and it's coming in a different form today," said the 71 year old.