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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

A Memorial to a March That Changed History

Fifty years ago, more than 250,000 people came to Washington to rally and march for jobs and freedom. The issue was black and white, specifically the role of those 2 colors in America's future. The images of that historic day were mostly captured in black and white photos. Today, thousands of Americans of all colors and hues followed the steps as they commemorated those who marched in 1963. Here is a series of black and white shots from some of today's events.

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In 1963, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King was the featured speaker. Today, that spot went to America's 1st Black president Barack Obama. Click here to view President Obama's speech. Click here to read the complete transcript of Obama's remarks.

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