Commemorating the anniversary of the March and Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" Speech

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013 at 10:55 AM EDT

Presidents, Oprah Among Speakers Wed.

Presidents, Oprah Among Speakers Wed.

Politicians, civil rights leaders, entertainers and elected officials will commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's historic "I Have a Dream" speech Wednesday.

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013 at 10:56 AM EDT

No Umbrellas for Ticket Holders

No Umbrellas for Ticket Holders

Tens of thousands of people are expected the attend Wednesday's commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013 at 09:15 AM EDT

Celebs, Leaders Reflect on #DreamDay

Celebs, Leaders Reflect on #DreamDay

From the world of entertainment, politics, business and sports, check out how notable figures are reacting to the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013 at 12:51 PM EDT

MLKIII Bemoans "Staggering" Joblessness Among Blacks

MLKIII Bemoans "Staggering" Joblessness Among Blacks

The eldest son of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. says blacks can rightfully celebrate his father's life and work with pride, but much more must be accomplished. Martin Luther King III, preparing to join ceremonies...

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013 at 12:06 PM EDT

Memorial Honoring March 'Foot Soldiers' to Be Unveiled

Memorial Honoring March 'Foot Soldiers' to Be Unveiled

A memorial honoring the 250,000 ordinary citizens who risked personal harm to march for civil rights 50 years ago will be unveiled in Annapolis Wednesday.

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013 at 10:58 AM EDT

Birmingham Bell Brought to D.C. for March Anniversary

Birmingham Bell Brought to D.C. for March Anniversary

The bell that rang in Birmingham, Ala., on the day four girls were killed in a bombing made its way to Washington, D.C., for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. The bell was loaned to the District...

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013 at 12:10 AM EDT

Americans Split on Whether King's Dream a Reality: Poll

Americans Split on Whether King's Dream a Reality: Poll

It may have been 50 years since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke of his dream of racial equality — but these days, just a bare majority of Americans, and fewer than one-fifth of black Americans, think his dream...

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013 at 10:58 AM EDT

Trailblazer's Home Is Freedom Ride Through History

Trailblazer's Home Is Freedom Ride Through History

Decades ago, a northern Virginia woman left home against her parents' wishes to become a freedom fighter. Now Joan Mulholland is known not only as a trailblazer but as the go-to person when it comes to artifacts...

Tuesday, Aug 27, 2013 at 05:36 PM EDT

King in 1967: My Dream "Turned into a Nightmare"

King in 1967: My Dream "Turned into a Nightmare"

A newly-restored NBC News interview with Martin Luther King Jr. from several years after his historic March on Washington revealed not just an activist's introspection, but also his doubts and hopes for a civil...

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013 at 10:59 AM EDT

Federal Workers Urged to Telework Wed.

Federal Workers Urged to Telework Wed.

The federal government will remain open Wednesday as thousands gather in D.C. to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. But the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is urging...

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March on Washington: 50 Years
Fifty years ago, civil rights advocates from across the United States convened on Washington, D.C. to demand jobs and freedom for all Americans. The power of the gathering, and of the ringing refrain of Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech, continues to power civil rights movements today.

NBCWashington presents complete coverage of the 50th anniversary.
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