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50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

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On August 28, 1963, hundreds of thousands of Americans of all colors, races, and creeds joined in a peaceful demonstration in Washington, D.C. The event reached its dramatic climax at the Lincoln Memorial with music, prayers, remarks, and Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legendary "I Have A Dream" speech. This moment was a turning point in American history that set our nation on the path to full equality and justice under the law.

Now we invite you to walk in the footsteps of those marchers and celebrate their achievement. "Let Freedom Ring," the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, comes to the Lincoln Memorial on Wednesday, August 28, 2013.

Did You Know?

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Inside the rotunda of the Jefferson Memorial, Thomas Jefferson is quoted, "I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man."