Commemorating The 50th Anniversary Of The March On Washington

A march was held Saturday in Washington, D.C., to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington and Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech.

1. Thousands gathered in Washington, D.C., Saturday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1968 March on Washington where Martin Luther King gave his “I have a dream” speech.

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2. Martin Luther King III spoke in front of the Lincoln Memorial where his father spoke half a century earlier, and said, “We know that the dream is far from being realized.”

3. Al Sharpton also spoke, saying “Dreams are for those who refuse to accept reality … the world is made of dreamers who change reality.”

4. Marchers also demonstrated for action on jobs, voting rights and gun violence.

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