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Caroline Kennedy is joining the lineup of speakers commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington at the Lincoln Memorial. Organizers say she will speak Wednesday, along with Lynda Johnson Robb, the daughter of President Lyndon Johnson.
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.
Fifty years after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. inspired the nation from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial with his "I Have a Dream" speech, the District hosts a series of events this week commemorating the historic day for civil rights.
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.
The 50th anniversary of the March on Washington evokes memories of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and his "I Have a Dream" speech heralding equal rights and opportunity for all.
Organizers are turning the 50th anniversary celebration of the March on Washington into far more than a history lesson — vowing to use the commemoration to push for voting rights, immigration reform and gay rights, and underscoring just how much the civil rights movement has transformed.
A quick scan of the program of the March on Washington, which included three prayers, gospel music and four speeches by religious leaders, illustrates how religion played a central role in this seminal event and in the Civil Rights movement.
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.