Marching with Dr. Martin Luther King & Coretta Scott King

Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr & Coretta Scott King on the five-day march to Montgomery, Alabama, March 1965

As we head towards the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, it is worth pausing for a second to solidly stake out the fact that Martin Luther King Jr.

Pamphlets, Buttons and Posters at work for civil rights

This souvenir is representative of the unification seen across America for the Civil Rights Movement, the Movement fought for the desires of a multitude of people which garnered more support for peace.

Civil Rights March, Washington, 1963.

Civil Rights March, Washington; Wednesday August Let's see this 50 years on for equal rights for the LGBT community. Wednesday August Take a stand for equality and for reason.

The March On Washington (1963)

11 March On Washington Front Pages From 1963

People all over the country are memorializing the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington Wednesday. The historic event on August 28, 1963 added speed to the civil rights movement, and gave the nation one of the most iconic speeches in history, Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. Let Freedom Ring events are taking place across the nation Wednesday in honor of the anniversary.

Utahns commemorate 50th anniversary of March on Washington

24 Inspirational Pictures From MLK's March on Washington

'Free at last! Free at last!'

MLK discusses Kennedy in rediscovered 1960 tape - The Eagle: Nation

On August 28, 1963, 200,000 people participate in a peaceful civil rights rally in Washington, D.C., where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his "I Have a Dream" speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial.

August was one of the most important days for the civil rights movement. Over people gathered on the National Mall in Washington to hear Martin Luther King Jr. deliver his famous "I Have a Dream" speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

Civil Rights Movement 1963

The March On Washington In Pictures

28 août 1963 © Estate of Leonard Freed – Magnum Photos (Brigitte Freed)

*Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte, and Charlton Heston at the 1963 Civil Rights March on Washington

1963 March On Washington Poitier Belafonte Heston Civil Rights March 1963 Civil Rights March on Washington, D. Actors Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte, and Charlton Heston.

Martin Luther King Jr. addresses the crowd during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, August 28, 1963.

The March on Washington: Power to the People

Not originally published in LIFE, but printed elsewhere in the years since. addresses the crowd during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, August

Free at last. [MLK, Jr. delivering the 'I have a dream' speech on the Lincoln Memorial. March on Washington DC. 1963. MAGNUM/Bob Adelman]

On this day in Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his world-changing “I Have a Dream” speech. WASHINGTON, D.—At the climax of his "I Have a Dream" speech, Aug. 1963 © Bob Adelman / Magnum Photos(c) Magnum Photos

24 Inspirational Pictures From MLK's March on Washington

Leaders of March on Washington for Jobs & Freedom marching w. signs (R-L): Matthew Ahmann, Floyd McKissick, Martin Luther King Jr. Eugene Carson Blake and unident.

23 Amazing Photos From The 1963 March On Washington

23 Amazing Photos From The 1963 March On Washington

1963 March On Washington FILE - In this Aug. 28, 1963, file photo Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., center front, marches for civil rights, arms linked in a line of men, in the March on Washington. It wasn’t until the 1960s civil rights movement, exemplified by the historic march, that new laws began strengthening the federal role in civil right protection. Now, the Justice Department is expected to pursue civil rights prosecutions.

Martin Luther King, center front, marches for civil rights with his arms linked with other activists. The march and Kings speech in particular, pressured Congress to pass through civil rights leg

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