SWEPT UP BY MULTITUDES, THE ONCE HOMELESS MAN from Chicago found himself pressed against the transfiguration in Washington: the spectacle of strangers suddenly united as friends. "Like, yes, we're free at last. It was something I kept having dreams about in the days before the march," says Earl Prince, 30, who helped get several dozen homeless Chicagoans on buses to Washington. In the crowd, he agreed to correspond with other black men from Virginia, from Detroit, from San Francisco. "I had no idea it would be as magnificent as it was," says Lieut. Colonel Michael Nelson of Virginia. Trained to recognize...

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