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.
Audience members sing during the benediction for the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington where Martin Luther King, Jr., spoke, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington.