The Rev. Al Sharpton said at the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington on Wednesday that African Americans are still dealing with the legacy of Jim Crow -- in the form of Voter ID laws and over-bearing police.
"We come as the children of Dr. King to say that we are going to face Jim Crow's son," Sharpton said. "Because he had a son called James Crow, Jr., Esquire."
Sharpton noted Voter ID laws being passed in state legislatures that minority groups argue are aimed at suppressing African Americans votes.
"He writes voting suppression laws and puts it in language that looks different, but the results are the same," Sharpton said.
Sharpton also referred to New York City's so-called "stop and frisk" policy, which a judge recently halted after finding it racially discriminatory, and the "stand your ground" laws that were at issue in the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case.
"I'm come to tell you, just like our mothers and fathers beat Jim Crow, we will beat James Crow Jr., Esquire," Sharpton said.