50th Anniversary of the March on Washington
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?
Flash! Boom! Sparkle! Independence Day is a popular annual tradition at the National Mall and Memorial Parks, drawing thousands to view spectacular fireworks and rousing live entertainment.