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August 24, 2013 at 4:55 PM

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March on Washington Then and Now


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At top, large crowds gather at the Lincoln Memorial to demonstrate for civil rights in Washington, on Aug. 28, 1963; and at bottom, participants gather on the same steps to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 march, Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, in Washington. The 2013 event was an homage to a generation of activists that endured fire hoses, police abuse and indignities to demand equality for African Americans.

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At left, a mass of demonstrators leaves the Washington Monument for the March on Washington on Aug. 28, 1963; and at right, people line the Reflecting Pool as they attend a rally to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 march on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, in Washington. Fifty years after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. offered a transcendent vision of racial harmony for America's future with his "I Have a Dream" speech, tens of thousands gathered where he spoke Saturday to hear leaders tell them that while much has been attained, much remains unfinished.

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At top, large crowds gather near the Washington Monument to demonstrate for the civil rights movement in Washington on Aug. 28, 1963; and at bottom, people hold up banners as they attend the rally to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 march on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, in Washington. Unlike the narrow focus on jobs and freedom in 1963, this year's march seeks to address an array of issues.

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At left, the top of the Washington Monument and part of a U.S. flag are reflected in the sunglasses of Austin Clinton Brown, 9, of Gainesville, Fla., during the March on Washington on Aug. 28, 1963; and at right, Claudia Hanes, from Kentucky, takes part in a rally to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 march, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, right. Tens of thousands of people marched toward the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial and down the National Mall on Saturday, commemorating the 50th anniversary of King's famous speech and pledging that his dream includes equality for gays, Latinos, the poor and the disabled.

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At top, civil rights protestors march down Constitution Avenue carrying placards during the March on Washington on Aug. 28, 1963; and at bottom, people rally at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 march Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech during the March on Washington on Aug. 28, 1963.

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