50 years after King's 'I have a dream'
Hundreds of thousands of marchers gather in front of the Washington monument and listen as the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his "I Have A Dream" speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28th 1963. Photograph: Rowland Scherman/US Information Agency/US National Archives/Reuters
The Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. delivers his 'I have a dream' speech at the Lincoln memorial on August 28th 1963.
Protesters at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, where about 250,000 people peacefully demonstrated, on August 28th 1963. President Barack Obama will speak on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to observe the anniversary of the march, 50 years after one of the march's organizers, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech. Photograph: Carl T. Gossett Jr./The New York Times
28th August 1963, US president John F. Kennedy in the White House with leaders of the civil rights 'March on Washington' (left to right) Whitney Young, Dr Martin Luther King (1929 - 1968), Rabbi Joachim Prinz, A. Philip Randolph, President Kennedy, Walter Reuther and Roy Wilkins. Photograph: Three Lions/Getty Images
People arrive at the National Mall in Washington DC on Saturda to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Dr Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'I have a Dream' speech. Photograph: Pete Marovich/Getty Images
Rev. Bernice King, CEO of The King Center and daughter of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr, speaks during an "I Have a Dream" gospel brunch in Washington on Sunday. Photograph: Mary F. Calvert/Reuters
Martin Luther King III during the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington in Washington on Saturday. Photograph: Todd Heisler/The New York Times
Marchers carry signs in remembrance of Trayvon Martin during the 50th anniversary commemoration of the March on Washington . Tens of thousands of marchers converged on Washington on Saturday to commemorate the "I have a dream" speech and to urge action on jobs, voting rights and gun violence. Photograph: James Lawler Duggan /Reuters
Participants gather at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial during the raklly on Saturday. Photograph: James Lawler Duggan/Reuters
US president Barack Obama speaks at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington in 2009. He will later today mark the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington with a speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, in the place where the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered one of America's greatest oratories. Photograph: Doug Mills/ The New York Times