50th Anniversary Of March On Washington (VIDEO)

By Emma Koch - 21Alive

August 28, 2013 Updated Aug 28, 2013 at 4:25 PM EST

UNITED STATES (21Alive) -- 50 years ago today, civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., gave a speech that spoke of the future and his dream that "one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: 'We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.'"

Today thousands of people will converge in the nation's capital to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington.

The day's events will kick off with a March for Jobs and Justice, which will be led by those who were in the 1963 march. The Civil Rights Museum on Wheels, which is a fully restored transit bus used during the segregation era, will be in front of the marchers.

The march will end at the Lincoln Memorial, where President Obama and former presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter will address the crowd on the same spot where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his iconic "I Have a Dream" speech.

Congressman John Lewis, who spoke during the 1963 event, is also scheduled to speak.




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