March on Washington 50th anniversary retrospect

It's been half a century since more than 200,000 people went to our nation's capital for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The event sparked some of the most famous words in our history, "I have a dream," uttered by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. See photos from that historic day, hear eye-witness accounts and watch the civil rights leader's speech, in the player above.

  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., center with arms raised, marches along Constitution Avenue with other civil rights protestors carrying placards as they walked from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial for the March on Washington, August 28, 1963. (AP Photo) AP

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  • House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., Rev. Al Sharpton, Martin Luther King, III, Congressman John Lewis, Bernice King, Adreienne King, Washington City Mayor Vincent C. Gray among others start the march at Lincoln Memorial during the rally to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013. Fifty years ago on Aug. 28, 1963, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke his "I Have a Dream" speech during the March on Washington. AP

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