Julie Burchett

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Thousands Gather In D.C. To Mark 1963 Civil Rights March

<i>(This post last updated at 2:20 p.m. ET)</i><p>Tens of thousands of people assembled on the National Mall to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1963 March on Washington, best known as the venue for the iconic "I Have a Dream" speech that helped galvanize the civil rights movement.<p>…

34 Powerful Photos From The March On Washington 50 Years Ago

Crowds gathered on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., Saturday to commemorate the upcoming 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.<p>All photos via the National Archives

50 Years Later, A March On Washington Among Generations

They came by the beat of drums: grandparents with their grandchildren, community organizers and activists, church members and college students.<p>A slow, early-morning trickle of foot traffic out of the subway and off tour buses grew into a steady stream. By mid-morning, thousands filled around the …

March on Washington: thousands arrive for 50th anniversary – as it happened

• March to mark 50 years since 'I have a dream' speech • Tens of thousands line the Mall • Martin Luther King's 1963 speech preceded Voting Rights Act • Marchers campaign for Trayvon Martin and voting reform<p>Share your stories on Guardian Witness

Speakers Look To The Next Generation At Anniversary Of The March On Washington

"This a day where we are passing the torch down to them," said Rep. Frederica Wilson.<p>WASHINGTON— Speakers at Saturday's 50th anniversary event commemorating the March on Washington delivered remarks to an audience of thousands, but the focus was on the younger generation in attendance who were not …

Rights & Freedoms

March on Washington: 'Their March Is Now Our March'

Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, civil-rights leaders and elected officials gathered the site of the original event to …

An Intimate Look at the March on Washington

Fifty years ago, photographer Leonard Freed captured the spirit of the protest through the faces in the crowd.<p>The anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom is most often memorialized as the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, his famous words …