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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

50th Anniversary Of March On Washington

Note: Now that the event has ended, we have removed the live video stream.

Fifty years ago today, Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech at the March on Washington (video below).

The “Let Freedom Ring” commemoration today on the National Mall in Washington marked the anniversary with speeches and performances by people including President Obama, civil rights leaders and members of the King family (full video here).

Audio of Here & Now’s two hours of special coverage is available above. See more stories on the anniversary here.

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  • Peniel Joseph, professor of African-American studies at Tufts University, who joined us in-studio for the duration of the event. He tweets @PenielJoseph.
  • Marcia Chatelain, history professor at Georgetown University. She tweets @DrMChatelain.
  • Martha Sikes, teaches sixth grade history in Montgomery, Alabama.
  • Ari Shapiro, White House correspondent for NPR. He tweets @arishapiro.
  • Brian Naylor, correspondent for NPR’s Washington desk. He tweets @brinaylor.
  • Hansi Lo Wang, reporter for NPR’s Code Switch. He tweets @hansilowang.

Watch: Martin Luther King’s ‘I Have A Dream’ Speech

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