Thousands of people are gathering in Washington, D.C., today to mark the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. Take a look at the activity in the capital leading up to today's anniversary of the historic August 28, 1963, March on Washington.
Thousands of people converged on the Lincoln Memorial Saturday as civil rights leaders made a broader call for equality. Income inequality, discrimination based on sexual orientation and mistreatment of immigrants were all themes espoused by the dozens of speakers.
While paying tribute to those who fought for racial equality 50 years ago, speakers said this generation’s civil rights movement should include equal rights for gays, and the fight against poverty and gun violence.
Marchers gather at the Lincoln Memorial Saturday, August 24, 2013, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
Students of Howard University march from campus to the Lincoln Memorial to participate in the Realize the Dream Rally as part of the 50th anniversary celebration.
Crowds line along the Reflecting Pool at the Lincoln Memorial to watch the anniversary ceremony of the 1963 March on Washington. Thousands of marchers were in Washington, D.C., on Saturday to commemorate the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a dream" speech.
Marchers displayed signs and posters during the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. In 1963 Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a dream" speech urged action on jobs, voting rights and gun violence.
Members of Trayvon Martin’s family were among those who spoke during Saturday’s ceremony, which commemorated the March on Washington.
Martin Luther King III, son of the civil rights icon, said his father’s vision was a nation without racial discrimination.
Rep. John Lewis, who was among the speakers preceding Martin Luther King Jr. during the historic event in 1963, spoke at Saturday’s rally at the National Mall.
Attorney General Eric Holder credited King's famous words for providing a foundation for the progress of the civil rights movement.