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RE-CAP: March on Washington 50th Anniversary

William Allison, 93 came to the anniversary march with the same sign he had in 1963. (Photo: Hamil Harris)

Participants of march & rally to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington 8/24/ 2013. (Photo:Luis Magana/AP)

Marchers hold various signs at 50th anniversary march to commemorate 1963 March on Washington 8/24/ 2013. (Photo: AP)

Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., at rally to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. (Photo: Carolyn Kaster/AP)

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(AURN) -- Some 100-thousand people converged on the National Mall Saturday to commemorate the 1963 March on Washington, participating in a 50th anniversary march and rally dubbed 'To Realize the Dream.'

March on Washington 50th


The event included an array of speakers to include, Attorney General Eric Holder, Martin Luther King III and civil rights icon, Georgia Congressman John Lewis.


The event spear-headed by the King Center and Reverend Al Sharpton's National Action Network was one of many commemorating the historic march 50 years ago.

Anniversary events wrap up Wednesday with a call for people around the world to participate in  "Let Freedom Ring" bell-ringing events, August 28th at 3:00 p.m. EST, which will mark a half-century to the minute after Dr. King delivered his historic address 50 years ago.

The Center for the Study of Civil and Human Rights has planned a march on that morning and later  Wednesday afternoon, President Obama will make remarks from the Lincoln Memorial.


Photo: Reverend Al Sharpton and Martin Luther King III eads March on Washington 50th Anniverary March: Realize the Dream.  (AP)



YouTube videos from 50th Anniversary March and Rally


Reverend Al Sharpton



Congressman John Lewis-D/GA


NAACP President Ben Jealous

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