March On Washington: MLK's "I Have A Dream" 50 Years Later
Commemorating the anniversary of the March and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" Speech
The 1963 March on Washington in Photos
Mar 30, 2018
Published Jan 16, 2014 at 6:24 AM | Updated at 4:51 AM PDT on Mar 30, 2018
It was the largest gathering for civil rights of its time. An estimated quarter of a million people attended the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963, arriving in Washington, D.C. by planes, trains, cars, and buses from all over the country.
The event aimed to draw attention to continuing challenges and inequalities faced by African Americans a century after emancipation.
At the march, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his inspirational “I Have a Dream” speech, which envisioned a world where people were judged not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.