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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

All photos via the National Archives

Genealogy

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

<i>In a capital that supposedly lives and breathes politics, mass demonstrations are surprisingly rare. But the 50th anniversary celebration of the March on Washington, which culminated, in 1963, with Martin Luther King's "I have a dream" speech, had taken over the city on Saturday, writes Paul …

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

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 alive during the civil rights era.<p>Georgia Rep. John Lewis, a civil rights icon who …

Black History

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 …