Thousands commemorate March on Washington's 50th anniversary

Tens of thousands from all across the country made their way Saturday to the Lincoln Memorial to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. On Aug. 28, 1963, several hundred thousand had stood in sweltering heat to hear Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. deliver his historic "I Have A Dream" speech from steps of the memorial. At this past weekend's 50th Anniversary March on Washington, speakers included  Martin Luther King III, the Rev. Al Sharpton, Georgia Rep. John Lewis and members of the families of Emmett Till and Trayvon Martin. "Dreams are for those who won't accept reality as it is, so they dream of what is not there and make it possible," Sharpton, who helped organize the event, told the cheering, nodding and clapping throngs that descended on the nation's capital city. View images from the weekend's events in the photo gallery below:

 

 

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Filed under: Employment/Labor

Tags: civil rights, History

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