March on Washington photos, August 28, 2013
Wednesday marks the 50th anniversary of one of the most important events in the civil rights struggle. The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom took place on Wednesday, August 28th 1963. Fifty years later, thousands gathered on the National Mall to celebrate the event with a march from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial.
A light rain falls as LeAnn Rimes sings “Amazing Grace” to prepare for her performance during the Let Freedom Ring ceremony on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.