Full coverage: 50th anniversary of March on Washington
2:23 PM PDT, August 28, 2013
President Obama’s commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington underscored both the great advantages of the presidency and its daunting limitations.
1:16 PM PDT, August 28, 2013
WASHINGTON – President Obama tried to reassemble a “coalition of conscience” to take up his economic agenda for the middle class on Wednesday as he honored Martin Luther King Jr. and the marchers who fought for civil rights 50 years ago.
2:53 PM PDT, August 28, 2013
8:15 AM PDT, August 28, 2013
Some who came in 1963 were back. And then there were others, like Joyce Hamilton, who flew from California to attend the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington on Wednesday to fulfill a dream.
7:06 PM PDT, August 27, 2013
Recollections of some of those who helped make the massive March on Washington happen 50 years ago.
5:00 AM PDT, August 28, 2013
Fifty years ago, more than 200,000 demonstrators took to the National Mall to join the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, an event that has since been heralded as a landmark moment in the civil rights movement.
6:00 AM PDT, August 27, 2013
In 'The March,' director John Akomfrah brings the historic event to life, with many key surviving participants recalling the march and what it took to make it happen.
9:06 PM PDT, August 26, 2013
Social, economic and political progress today rests on grass-roots efforts rather than from big-name leaders.
7:30 AM PDT, August 28, 2013
The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom 50 years ago was not only a galvanizing moment for African Americans and civil rights. It was also a watershed moment in popular music.
7:06 PM PDT, August 27, 2013
3:59 PM PDT, August 24, 2013
Hundreds of people gathered Saturday in Leimert Park to hear speeches and witness reenactments commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.
9:33 AM PDT, August 27, 2013
Vernon Watkins was there in 1963, when the March on Washington galvanized him to change his life. 'Have we reached the goals of that day?' he wonders now.
11:21 AM PDT, August 24, 2013
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, a landmark moment in the Civil Rights movement best known for Martin Luther King Jr.'s captivating "I Have a Dream" speech.
August 27, 2013
Amid the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the March for Jobs and Freedom, there was a recurring complaint: What about economic justice?
August 25, 2013
Martin Luther King Jr.'s efforts to speak from within the American tradition testified not to the nation's greatness but its failure to achieve it.
12:46 PM PDT, August 21, 2013
The 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s March on Washington is next week, and to commemorate the occasion, NBC News is planning to re-air the Aug. 25, 1963, edition of "Meet the Press," which featured King as the guest, on Sunday.
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