COLUMBIA, SC (WACH) - The South Carolina Democratic Party hosted a town hall meeting to discuss how far America has come since the March on Washington, 50 years ago.
In the panel discussion, community leaders along with citizens felt that there was still work in order, to ensure equality across the state of South Carolina.
"It's a real big concern," said Morgan Jones. "It has been that many years, and we're still only here."
Jones, who isn't afraid to express her passion for change, says now is the time for her generation to pick up the torch to continue the fight.
"I'm interested in discussions like this, and finding other people that are my age that care," said Jones.
Although those in attendance also acknowledged the progress made, chair of the SC Democratic Party, Jaime Harrison said that it is important to get young people active and thinking about their future.
"What we are trying to get people to understand is that we cannot be silent anymore," said Harrison. "We can't go out and complain about things like Stand your Ground laws. What we have to do is go out and express ourselves."
Topics from education to healthcare, and voter ID laws were all in discussion, and though over time there has been much progress, organizers have made it clear that this is the first of many discussions to take place throughout South Carolina for the years to come.