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

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

Thundershowers Possible for March Anniversary

Thundershowers Possible for March Anniversary

Those planning to spend the day outside for 50th anniversary of the March on Washington Wednesday should be prepared for high heat and the possibility of rain.

Tuesday, Aug 27, 2013 at 03:55 PM EDT

Photographing MLK's Dream Speech

Photographing MLK's Dream Speech

Photographer Bob Adelman volunteered to take pictures of the civil rights movement and found himself on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial eight feet away from Dr. Martin Luther King.

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013 at 03:08 AM EDT

Miami Lakes Woman Recounts 'I Have A Dream' Speech

Miami Lakes Woman Recounts 'I Have A Dream' Speech

Miami Lakes resident Dr. Shirley Johnson was there with her most vivid memory being all of the people.

Tuesday, Aug 27, 2013 at 03:50 PM EDT

The March 50 Years Later

The March 50 Years Later

Fifty years ago thousands marched to make a peaceful, but militant statement that the indignities of segregation would not be tolerated. From the steps of the Lincoln Memorial

Tuesday, Aug 27, 2013 at 03:07 PM EDT

Library of Congress Presents "A Day Like No Other"

Library of Congress Presents "A Day Like No Other"

Photo after photo, the Library of Congress' new exhibit will take visitors back to Aug. 28, 1963, the day of the March on Washington. "A Day Like No Other" opens Wednesday and features 42 black and...

Tuesday, Aug 27, 2013 at 06:08 AM EDT

Reporter Shares March on Washington Experience 50 Years Later

Reporter Shares March on Washington Experience 50 Years Later

As the nation commemorates the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, one local man is sharing his story -- just as he did half a century ago. Jim Schaller was a reporter that August day in 1963, and...

Tuesday, Aug 27, 2013 at 05:35 AM EDT

New Site Records Readings of MLK's 'Dream' Speech

New Site Records Readings of MLK's 'Dream' Speech

The National Park Foundation is launching a new website to allow people to record their own readings of Martin Luther King Jr.'s ``I Have a Dream'' speech.

Sunday, Aug 25, 2013 at 12:32 PM EDT

Thousands March, Rally Honoring MLK's Legacy

Thousands March, Rally Honoring MLK's Legacy

Tens of thousands of people descended on D.C. streets Saturday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington -- and to rally for D.C. statehood. Speakers stood on the steps of the...

Tuesday, Aug 27, 2013 at 07:51 AM EDT

Tight Security for March on Washington Anniversary

Tight Security for March on Washington Anniversary

With the president scheduled to speak, security will be tight on the National Mall Wednesday, even compared to what we saw for the "Realize the Dream" rally Saturday. News4's Shomari Stone reports.

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013 at 09:49 AM EDT

Getting Around on the 50th Anniversary of the March

Getting Around on the 50th Anniversary of the March

As tens of thousands of people begin to descend on the National Mall to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, area transit and government agencies say commuters could experience...

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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