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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?


The formal National Mall is the strip of green space between the Washington Monument and the Capitol Building. The area of the park west of 17th Street that incorporates the Lincoln Memorial, the Reflecting Pool, and other memorials, is formally West Potomac Park.