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Published: 8/29/2013


U.S. remembers the March on Washington

Ceremonies were held around the country Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom and Martin Luther King's "I Have A Dream" speech given Aug. 28, 1963. CLICK ANY IMAGE TO VIEW FULL PHOTO, START SLIDE SHOW.

A crowd watches the 50th anniversary rebroadcast of Dr. Martin Luther King's Enlarge A crowd watches the 50th anniversary rebroadcast of Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech on the Bank ...
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Nathaniel Scott, 49, of Memphis, cries during the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington at the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis. Enlarge Nathaniel Scott, 49, of Memphis, cries during the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington at the ...
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Mikeiah Bowles, 9, watches a band perform while her sisters N'Tyra Bowles, 11, and Cyniah Bowles, 5, embrace during the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington at the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis. Enlarge Mikeiah Bowles, 9, watches a band perform while her sisters N'Tyra Bowles, 11, and Cyniah Bowles, 5, embrace during the ...
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Jack Sullivan,9, and Cailan Smith,8, ring a bell , as a crowd gathered outside of Memphis city hall on Wednesday to take part in the Let Freedom Ring celebration hosted by Mayor AC Wharton. Enlarge Jack Sullivan,9, and Cailan Smith,8, ring a bell , as a crowd gathered outside of Memphis city hall on ...
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Doris Allen, left, reads quotes from  Martin Luther King Jr., as organizer and Northeast Neighborhood Association member Steven Thomas looks on during the March on Washington Rally on Court Square in Harrisonburg, Va. Allen was present for Martin Luther King Jr.'s infamous 'I Have A Dream' speech in Washington on Aug.  28, 1963, 50 years ago. Enlarge Doris Allen, left, reads quotes from Martin Luther King Jr., as organizer and Northeast Neighborhood Association member Steven Thomas looks ...
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Rev. Al Sharpton, founder and president of the National Action Network, speaks at the Let Freedom Ring ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial. Enlarge Rev. Al Sharpton, founder and president of the National Action Network, speaks at the Let Freedom Ring ceremony at the ...
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Xzavian Wrushen recites Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's speech Enlarge Xzavian Wrushen recites Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's speech "I Have a Dream" in Knoxville, Tenn.
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Gospel singer Shirley Caeser holds onto a National Park Service employee holding an umbrella as she sings at the Let Freedom Ring ceremony at the Lincoln Memoria. Enlarge Gospel singer Shirley Caeser holds onto a National Park Service employee holding an umbrella as she sings at the Let ...
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Christine King Farris, sister of Martin Luther King Jr., speaks at the Let Freedom Ring ceremony in Washington D.C. Enlarge Christine King Farris, sister of Martin Luther King Jr., speaks at the Let Freedom Ring ceremony in Washington D.C.
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Houston Mayor Annise Parker rings a bell to honor Martin Luther King Jr. during a 50th Anniversary of  Enlarge Houston Mayor Annise Parker rings a bell to honor Martin Luther King Jr. during a 50th Anniversary of "I Have ...
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Fredrericka Hargrove gives a speech to students on outside of Paducah Middle School in Paducah, Ky. After Hargrove's speech the students and faculty marched in streets around the school in honor of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. Enlarge Fredrericka Hargrove gives a speech to students on outside of Paducah Middle School in Paducah, Ky. After Hargrove's speech the ...
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Reece York,left, 8th grader, holds a sign that says, Enlarge Reece York,left, 8th grader, holds a sign that says, " All blacks and whites join hands," with a ...
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Marc Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League, speaks at the Let Freedom Ring ceremony at the Lincoln Memoria. Enlarge Marc Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League, speaks at the Let Freedom Ring ceremony at the Lincoln Memoria.
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Rep. Marcia Fudge, (D., Ohio), and chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, speaks at the Let Freedom Ring ceremony in Washington D.C. Enlarge Rep. Marcia Fudge, (D., Ohio), and chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, speaks at the Let Freedom Ring ceremony in ...
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Civil rights leader Julian Bond speaks at the Let Freedom Ring ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial. Enlarge Civil rights leader Julian Bond speaks at the Let Freedom Ring ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial.
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Lynda Bird Johnson Robb, daughter of former President Lyndon Johnson, speaks at the Let Freedom Ring ceremonY. Enlarge Lynda Bird Johnson Robb, daughter of former President Lyndon Johnson, speaks at the Let Freedom Ring ceremonY.
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Caroline Kennedy speaks at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Enlarge Caroline Kennedy speaks at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington ...
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People take part in a “freedom ring” bell-ringing ceremony at the Civil Rights Garden in Atlantic City, N.J.. Enlarge People take part in a “freedom ring” bell-ringing ceremony at the Civil Rights Garden in Atlantic City, N.J..
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Children from PAL Club in Atlantic City take part in a “freedom ring” bell-ringing ceremony at the Civil Rights Garden in Atlantic City. Enlarge Children from PAL Club in Atlantic City take part in a “freedom ring” bell-ringing ceremony at the Civil Rights ...
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From left, Sherita Jordan, Cynthia Terry, Sherri Jordan and Gwendolyn Morgan, members of the Christine King Farris Adult Handbell Choir, perform the bell ringing Enlarge From left, Sherita Jordan, Cynthia Terry, Sherri Jordan and Gwendolyn Morgan, members of the Christine King Farris Adult Handbell Choir,...
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Rev. Shanan Jones delivers the Enlarge Rev. Shanan Jones delivers the "Call to Action" sermon at Ebenezer Baptist during a bell ringing ceremony in Atlanta.
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Visitors to the African Burial Ground Monument view a video of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., in New York.  Visitors screened Dr. Martin Luther King's Enlarge Visitors to the African Burial Ground Monument view a video of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., in New York. Visitors ...
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Officials from left: Robert Farrell, Freedom Rider and former La City councilman, Paulette Simpson-Gipson, President Compton NAACP, Geneva Phillips-Beaver, President Martin Luther King Jr. Democratic Club, Carlos Ornelas, Student Body President Comptom Community Collegue District, and Natalia Cerilyn Su'a, Compton Unified Schools Students Board Member join hands at El Camino Community College Compton Center in Compton, Calif. in Los Angeles. Enlarge Officials from left: Robert Farrell, Freedom Rider and former La City councilman, Paulette Simpson-Gipson, President Compton NAACP, Geneva Phillips-...
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U.S. Congressman Janice Hahn, far right, joins her community singing James Weldon Johnson's classic song Enlarge U.S. Congressman Janice Hahn, far right, joins her community singing James Weldon Johnson's classic song "Lift Every Voice & ...
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Yvette Page, left, Odette Crawford, center, and Elizabeth Leslie, join hands in while singing Enlarge Yvette Page, left, Odette Crawford, center, and Elizabeth Leslie, join hands in while singing "We Shall Overcome" during ceremonies at ...
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Gov. Jerry Brown joined Assemblyman Shirley Weber, D- San Diego, left, and other Legislators and activists at a ceremony at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. Enlarge Gov. Jerry Brown joined Assemblyman Shirley Weber, D- San Diego, left, and other Legislators and activists at a ceremony at ...
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Ocean Soleil, 6, rings a bell to let freedom ring during a ceremony atop Stone Mountain during a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Dr. Martin Luther King Enlarge Ocean Soleil, 6, rings a bell to let freedom ring during a ceremony atop Stone Mountain during a celebration of ...
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Former President Bill Clinton, left, and President Barack Obama applaud the family of Martin Luther King Jr. during a ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. Enlarge Former President Bill Clinton, left, and President Barack Obama applaud the family of Martin Luther King Jr. during a ceremony ...
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President Obama, left, and first lady Michelle Obama wave to the crowd after a ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. Enlarge President Obama, left, and first lady Michelle Obama wave to the crowd after a ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of ...
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Vice President Joe Biden reaches over Rep. Joseph Lowery as he arrives at the Lincoln Memorial. Enlarge Vice President Joe Biden reaches over Rep. Joseph Lowery as he arrives at the Lincoln Memorial.
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