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Aug 27
2013
August 27, 2013

50th Anniversary Of The March On Washington

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The Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, Arkansas, is commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington For Jobs and Freedom with a special exhibition: “And Freedom for All: The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom." As part of the exhibit, the Center is featuring powerful images of famed photojournalist Stanley Tretick. Tretick was assigned by LOOK magazine to cover the March behind-the-scenes with organizers and program speakers as they led the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom and where history led Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to deliver his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. Select images from the exhibit are below. 

Dr. King at March on Washington

 

Leaders During March on Washington at Lincoln Memorial

 

March on Washington

 

NAACP at March on Washington

 

View of the Washington Monument During March on Washington 

On Wednesday, August 28, President Clinton will be giving remarks with President Barack Obama and President Jimmy Carter at the Lincoln Memorial at the 50th Anniversary March on Washington: I Have a Dream. Learn more about the event commemorating the March at MLKDream50.com and join the conversation on social media using the hashtag #MLKDream50. Additionally, read President Clinton’s reflections on the March on Washington and how it impacted him 50 years ago and how it continues to inspire others today in a special op-ed in USA Today and watch a video of his reflections, which is featured in the Clinton Presidential Center's special exhibit: