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?
The 56 columns that ring the World War II Memorial list the U.S. states and territories involved in the conflict. They are arranged in the order in which they joined the Union, alternating from one side to the other.