Full coverage: 50th anniversary of March on Washington

<b>Full coverage:</b> 50th anniversary of March on Washington

50th anniversary
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom
On Aug. 28, 1963, during the March on Washington, Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famed ‘I Have a Dream’ speech to a crowd of nearly 200,000 people. Fifty years later, the anniversary will be marked by events including a reenactment of the march and a speech by President Obama.
Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. waves to supporters from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on the Mall in Washington, D.C. (AFP/Getty Images). Click for more photos »

Barack Obama and the March on Washington: Rhetoric and reality

2:23 PM PDT, August 28, 2013

Analysis

Barack Obama and the March on Washington: Rhetoric and reality

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.

Obama honors King, pushes his political agenda on March anniversary

1:16 PM PDT, August 28, 2013

Obama honors King, pushes his political agenda on March anniversary

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.

March on Washington: Californian is out to fulfill a 1963 dream

8:15 AM PDT, August 28, 2013

Californian is out to fulfill a 1963 dream

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.

March on Washington organizers look back

7:06 PM PDT, August 27, 2013

March on Washington organizers look back

Recollections of some of those who helped make the massive March on Washington happen 50 years ago.

March on Washington: In 1963, fears of 'cold war between races'

5:00 AM PDT, August 28, 2013

In 1963, fears of 'cold war between races'

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.

Review: The roots of the 1963 March on Washington

6:00 AM PDT, August 27, 2013

Review: The roots of the 1963 March on Washington

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.

50 years on, civil rights movement has changed with the times

9:06 PM PDT, August 26, 2013

Sandy Banks: 50 years on, civil rights movement has changed with the times

Social, economic and political progress today rests on grass-roots efforts rather than from big-name leaders.

 March on Washington set the standard for songs of protest

7:30 AM PDT, August 28, 2013

March on Washington set the standard for songs of protest

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.

Hundreds gather at Leimert Park to remember March on Washington

3:59 PM PDT, August 24, 2013

Hundreds gather at Leimert Park to remember March on Washington

Hundreds of people gathered Saturday in Leimert Park to hear speeches and witness reenactments commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

50 years later, looking back on MLK's famed speech

9:33 AM PDT, August 27, 2013

50 years later, reflecting on MLK's famed speech

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.

<b>Photos: </b>A look back at the March on Washington

11:21 AM PDT, August 24, 2013

Photos: A look back at the March on Washington

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.

Martin Luther King's real message

August 27, 2013

Op-Ed

Jonah Goldberg: Martin Luther King's real message

Amid the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the March for Jobs and Freedom, there was a recurring complaint: What about economic justice?

King may have dreamed, but he took nothing for granted

August 25, 2013

Op-Ed

King may have dreamed, but he took nothing for granted

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.

Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'Meet the Press' visit will be re-aired

12:46 PM PDT, August 21, 2013

Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'Meet the Press' visit will be re-aired

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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