March on Washington crowds, then and now
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March on Washington anniversary celebrations

March on Washington crowds, then and now
At top, civil rights protesters march down Constitution Avenue carrying placards during the March on Washington in 1963; below, people rally at the Lincoln Memorial to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the march. (Associated Press)
Washington Monument, then and now
At left, a mass of demonstrators leaves the Washington Monument for the March on Washington in 1963; at right, people line the Reflecting Pool as they attend a rally to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the march. (Associated Press)
Protest signs, then and now
At top, large crowds gather near the Washington Monument to demonstrate for the civil rights movement in 1963; below, people hold up banners as they attend the rally to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the march. (Associated Press)
Lincoln Memorial, then and now
At top, large crowds gather at the Lincoln Memorial to demonstrate for civil rights in 1963; below, demonstrators gather on the same steps to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the march. (Associated Press)
March on Washington anniversary
People arrive at the National Mall to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s “I Have a Dream” speech. (Pete Marovich / Getty Images)
Jobs not war
A rally on the National Mall celebrates the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s “I Have a Dream” speech.  (Pete Marovich / Getty Images)
Martin Luther King III
Martin Luther King III waves from the Lincoln Memorial with his wife, Arndrea King, and their daughter Yolanda. (Carolyn Kaster / Associated Press)
The reflecting pool
Tens of thousands line the National Mall at the rally honoring the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. (Paul J. Richards / AFP/Getty Images)
Equality for all
People listen to speakers during the 50th anniversary celebration of the March on Washington at the National Mall. (Olivier Douliery / McClatchy-Tribune)
National Mall
People gather in Washington for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Martin Luther King Jr.'s “I Have a Dream” speech. (Mark Wilson / Getty Images)
Obama flag
Tens of thousands gathered at the National Mall to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. (Pete Marovich / Getty Images)
The march
Police officers push back a crowd of media and onlookers at the Washington event. (Michael Reynolds / European Pressphoto Agency)
A peaceful moment
People arrive at the National Mall to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. (Pete Marovich / Getty Images)
Marching
Marchers commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. (Paul J. Richards / AFP/Getty Images)
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