Stephanie Dumm/News Messenger Dorothy Lawrence, 86, Lincoln, retired
?It?s the liberation of the blacks. I think everyone should have a chance.?
Stephanie Dumm/News Messenger David Palacios, 58, Lincoln, semi-retired (pictured with Cora Palacios):
?I think it?s a day to remember a great American for what he did for civil rights and African-Americans.?
Stephanie Dumm/News Messenger Jackie Perez, 22, Lincoln, bank teller
?I guess it means a day of being thankful that things have changed.?
Stephanie Dumm/News Messenger Frank Ramon, 64, Lincoln, songwriter/poet
?I think the ideas he expounded on are just coming to the forefront and he was prophetic and ahead of his time. He will be remembered by history as one of the greatest leaders.?
Stephanie Dumm/News Messenger Karen Rogers, 63, Lincoln, retired
?He was one of the pioneer civil-rights leaders so he?s an icon.?
Stephanie Dumm/News Messenger Mary Zuber, 49, Sheridan, day care
?I think it?s when everyone came together. It?s about time people stopped looking at the color of their skin but at who they are.?