While remembering a legacy, speakers call for more progress

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 | 8:32 p.m. CDT; updated 3:04 p.m. CST, Saturday, February 22, 2014

JEFFERSON CITY — Loudspeakers played blues and gospel music, a Beatles’ song and scratchy excerpts of old speeches and sermons. Women in red, black and tan hats sat beneath colored umbrellas that brought a small shadow of respite from the blaring sun and 93-degree heat.