Then and Now: Marchers in Washington Across 50 Years

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  • Thousands Remembered I Have A Dream Speech
  • The Demand for Jobs Remains
  • Freedom and Jobs
  • Racism Is an Unresolved Issue
  • Reflections
  • Where King Stood
  • The Lincoln Memorial Steps
  • A More Diverse March

Thousands Remembered "I Have A Dream" Speech

America celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Aug. 28, 1963, March for Washington for Jobs and Freedom and Martin Luther King Jr.’s iconic "I Have a Dream" speech on Saturday, Aug. 24, with the National Action to Realize the Dream march in Washington. Take a look at images from then and now.— Dominique Zonyéé

Tens of thousands demonstrators leave the Washington Monument, where they gathered to hear Martin Luther King Jr. give his iconic "I Have a Dream" speech, on Aug. 28, 1963. On the right, people line the Reflecting Pool as part of celebrations around the 50th anniversary of the march on Saturday.

(Photo: AP Photo/File)

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