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For the first time, the dress Marian Anderson wore to sing at the Lincoln Memorial 75 years ago after being denied access to a Washington concert hall because she was black, is going on display at the Smithsonian.
Taking their lead from the veterans who first pushed through the barricades to visit the World War II Memorial, Americans nationwide are defying the federal government shutdown, tossing aside traffic cones and toppling wooden fences to get to national parks and other federal lands that the administration has deemed out of bounds.
The sole security checkpoint set up for the public to gain access to Wednesday's event commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington was bottlenecked early, with frustrated crowds angrily chanting to be admitted and reports of people fainting from the heat.
Hundreds gathered in Northwest D.C. on Wednesday for a morning rally that was the first leg of a day of events commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.
Barbara Blackburn was 22 years old when she hopped in a cab as the sun rose on Aug. 28, 1963, and headed toward the Lincoln Memorial. She was one of about 250,000 people on the Mall that historic day 50 years ago to hear the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. deliver his famous "I Have a Dream" speech and inspire a peaceful civil rights revolution.
Security will be tight and city roads will be jammed as the District prepares for the commemoration Wednesday of the March on Washington, which will feature a morning march and afternoon speeches by President Obama and two former presidents.
The day after thousands rallied to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s March on Washington, the National Mall looks like a trash dump.
Tens of thousands of people descended on the National Mall on Saturday to rally for a litany of civil rights issues in an event organizers billed as a continuation of the March on Washington 50 years ago.
A march promoted by Al Sharpton's National Action Network that is set to step off from the Lincoln Memorial on Saturday is billed as part of the official recognition of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.