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A crowd watches the 50th anniversary rebroadcast of Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech on the Bank of America display in Times Square on Wednesday.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 "I Have a Dream Speech and March" on Washington D. C. during ceremony at Hermann Square Park in Houston.

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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.

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Reece York,left, 8th grader, holds a sign that says, " All blacks and whites join hands," with a group of students behind him during a commemorative march outside of Paducah Middle School in Paducah, Ky.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 "Let Freedom Ring" at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta.

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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 "I Have a Dream" speech to commemorate the 50th anniversary.

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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.

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U.S. Congressman Janice Hahn, far right, joins her community singing James Weldon Johnson's classic song "Lift Every Voice & Sing," to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, at El Camino Community College Compton Center in Compton, Calif. in Los Angeles.

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Yvette Page, left, Odette Crawford, center, and Elizabeth Leslie, join hands in while singing "We Shall Overcome" during ceremonies at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif.

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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.

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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 "I have a dream" speech in Stone Mountain, Ga.

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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.

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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.

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Vice President Joe Biden reaches over Rep. Joseph Lowery as he arrives at the Lincoln Memorial.

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