Stevie Brown Senior, who lives in Warner Robins, saw a lot of things in his 21 years as an Army police officer. Racism wasn't one of them.
But after he retired from service, he was at a store where he said a clerk was only stopping minorities to see proof of purchase and he was one of them. That was just four years ago.
"And I said well, you're not going to see a proof of purchase. I said because I feel like what you're doing right now is wrong. You know you're wrong," said Brown.
Brown, his two sons, grandson, wife, brother and sister in-law made the 16-hour trip from Macon to D.C. for the anniversary of the March on Washington.
"We enjoyed ourselves because we saw I mean such a gathering of people from different directors across all the United States," he said.
"You had to get caught up in the moment. In the movement. While I was there I just thought about back in the days when people marched," he said.