Thousands come to D.C. for 50th March on Washington anniversary

William Douglas

Tens of thousands of people from across the nation gathered at the National Mall Saturday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and to rally for what many believe is the unfinished business of the civil rights battle.

Under picture-perfect blue skies, the throng assembled around the base of Lincoln Memorial – where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech - and listened to speaker after speaker implore them to become active participants, not bystanders, in the quest of racial equality and harmony.

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The March on Washington, 2013

William Douglas
McClatchy Washington Bureau