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March on Washington for Civil Rights

It was his most famous speech, and the most memorable moment of the March on Washington.

All eyes were on the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on August 28, 1963, as he delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech to a crowd of 250,000.

August 28 is the 50th anniversary of the “March on Washington” and King’s historic address. Hundreds of thousands gathered in the nation’s capital for the rally that became a key moment in the struggle for civil rights in the U.S.

There’s no doubt that King’s speech was the most memorable part of the March on Washington. It’s still taught in school, and memorized by children, half a century later.

Below are comments, pictures, video, and reports from around the nation as we reflect on this 50th anniversary.

Alix Bryan August 28, 20134:13 pm

I love watching this older footage.


Alix Bryan August 28, 20134:05 pm

The “Queen of Gospel” Mahalia Jackson sings the spiritual “I’ve Been ‘Buked and I’ve Been Scorned” at the March on Washington, August 28, 1963.


Alix Bryan August 28, 20134:00 pm

Alix Bryan August 28, 20134:00 pm

On the 50th anniversary of the Martin Luther King Jr. speech, Pew Research publishes some numbers to see if some of King’s popular aspirations have been realized.

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Alix Bryan August 28, 20133:45 pm

Our reporter Lorenzo Hall is hoping you will share with us what YOUR dream is.

Alix Bryan August 28, 20132:36 pm

This video originally aired for Martin Luther King Jr. day, in January 2011.

Reporter Mark Holmberg worked with Ama Arthur-Asmah to record local Richmonders as they created a tribute to the historic “I Have a Dream” speech. Each person recited a piece from the speech.

No better time to re-post than on the 50th anniversary of the monumental day.

Alix Bryan August 28, 20132:24 pm
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Alix Bryan August 28, 20132:05 pm

The Twitter account Today in 1963 is very active.

Alix Bryan August 28, 20132:02 pm

Also use #MLK50 to follow if you are on Instagram and Twitter (and Facebook)

#MLK50 #DreamDay

A photo posted by andrewhenck (@andrewhenck) on

Alix Bryan August 28, 20131:59 pm

Crowds are assembling in DC for the event. You can follow on Instagram using #MOW50 or #DreamDay

So many people! #mow50 #dreamday

A photo posted by maureensalazar (@maureenesalazar) on

Alix Bryan August 28, 20131:57 pm

Of course, we must start with the speech itself.

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