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Obama celebrates work of anonymous foot soldiers

Range of reactions reflected by president, who notedfl successes but acknowledged an unfulfilled dream.

    Obama remembers King's legacy

    President Barack Obama speaks at the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

    Marching on Washington in 1963: Were you there?

    Send us your memories and your photos to share with others.

    Then and now in photos: The work, in progress

    A day of unity and vision inspired a half-century of pushing for change.

    Video playlist: Memories of the march

    Hear memories of the 1963 march and how it altered the lives of those who attended.

    March on Washington commemorated by thousands

    March on Washington commemorated by thousands

    Some celebrants set off on the actual path of the 250,000 who marched in August 1963.

    50 years after MLK, Obama delivers predictable rhetoric amid historic backdrop

    50 years after MLK, Obama delivers predictable rhetoric amid historic backdrop

    The president, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, seeks to stir emotion but relies on rhetoric.

    TRANSCRIPT: President Obama’s speech on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington

    TRANSCRIPT: President Obama’s speech on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington

    President Obama delivered the following remarks on Aug. 28 at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington.

    TRANSCRIPT: Bill Clinton’s speech on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington

    TRANSCRIPT: Bill Clinton’s speech on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington

    Former President Bill Clinton delivered the following remarks on Aug. 28 at the Lincoln Memorial.

    TRANSCRIPT: Rep. John Lewis’s speech on 50th anniversary of the March on Washington

    TRANSCRIPT: Rep. John Lewis’s speech on 50th anniversary of the March on Washington

    Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) delivered the following remarks on Aug. 28 at the Lincoln Memorial.

    TRANSCRIPT: Oprah’s speech on march anniversary

    TRANSCRIPT: Oprah’s speech on march anniversary

    Oprah Winfrey delivered the following remarks on Aug. 28 at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington.

    Economic gap persists 50 years after the March on Washington

    Economic gap persists 50 years after the March on Washington

    Disparities in income and prosperity between blacks and whites have changed little since 1963.

    Road closures, Metro tips for March on Washington anniversary

    Road closures, Metro tips for March on Washington anniversary

    What you need to know to navigate the roads, rails and crowds on Wednesday.

    Joy, anger and hope for a SNCC member at the 1963 March

    For Joyce Ladner, a 19-year-old member of SNCC, Dr. King's "I have a dream speech" was not the singular event of the day.

    How the March on Washington shaped the Mall

    How the March on Washington shaped the Mall

    Once a nebulous space, it is now the nation’s public square, a place linked with open discourse and protest.

    The effect of white civil rights activists at March on Washington

    The effect of white civil rights activists at March on Washington

    Few remember the words spoken by the event’s white leaders, but their presence had an effect on many.

    The March on Washington’s young photographer

    The March on Washington’s young photographer

    As a teenager, Eric Kulberg came to the March on Washington to shoot pictures. He wandered to the press area and ended up making photographs from behind Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Thousands march to Mall to mark ‘Dream’ anniversary

    Thousands march to Mall to mark ‘Dream’ anniversary

    Civil rights veterans and many born long after 1963 March on Washington gather at the Lincoln Memorial.

    Activists recall the March on Washington

    Fifty years later, some of the people who were there discuss their memories of the day and the era.

    March on Washington’s unfinished agenda

    March on Washington’s unfinished agenda

    Fifty years later, it is important to remember which objectives have been fulfilled and which have not.

    Couple who attended King’s speech recall it as unforgettable

    Couple who attended King’s speech recall it as unforgettable

    The Northwest Washington couple were at the March on Washington and knew it was history in the making.

    Warnings of mayhem invaded D.C. ahead of peaceful march

    Warnings of mayhem invaded D.C. ahead of peaceful march

    The prospect of a march by hundreds of thousands of blacks was cause for official caution and popular anxiety.

    Be King-like, not King-lite

    Be King-like, not King-lite

    Tavis Smiley’s advice to Obama.

    Women were nearly left off March on Washington program

    Women were nearly left off March on Washington program

    Women are now front and center in remembering a historic event in which they played a strong, yet hidden, role.

    What would MLK march for now?

    What would MLK march for now?

    His stand on today’s social issues.

    Civil Rights leaders lift up prayers marking March on Washington

    There were songs of freedom and lifted up prayers among the group that had gathered to mark the start of a week of events commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

    March on Washington 50th anniversary events

    March on Washington 50th anniversary events

    A list of D.C. activities honoring Martin Luther King Jr.’s ‘I Have a Dream speech’ and civil rights legacy.

    TV highlights: March on Washington programming begins

    TV highlights: March on Washington programming begins

    Plus, a piece on ‘20/20’ about rampant hit-and-runs in Los Angeles.

    Anniversary march to emphasize dreams unfulfilled

    Anniversary march to emphasize dreams unfulfilled

    A full week of events will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

    What would MLK march for now?

    What would MLK march for now?

    His stand on today’s social issues.

    Jackson: Gaps in equality persist long after the March

    Jackson: Gaps in equality persist long after the March

    Rev. Jesse Jackson talks to Nia-Malika Henderson about the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. Jackson assesses how far race relations have come in the United States since Martin Luther King Jr. gave his "I Have a Dream" speech and what President Obama has done to advance equality.

    The March on Washington’s Unsung Heroes

    The March on Washington’s Unsung Heroes

    THE ROOT | We hear plenty about the event’s “Big Six,” but here are some forgotten players who deserve some glory.

    Postal Service to unveil March on Washington stamp

    Postal Service to unveil March on Washington stamp

    The new stamp is part of a three-part set to commemorate the civil rights movement this year.

    Remembering the March on Washington, 50 years later

    Remembering the March on Washington, 50 years later

    A woman who was present at the march describes her experience and her plans for the anniversary.

    For Obama, the march for equality today is paved by economic justice

    For Obama, the march for equality today is paved by economic justice

    Racial progress past and future will converge when he marks 50 years since the “March on Washington.”

    Celebrities who joined March on Washington

    Celebrities who joined March on Washington

    Hollywood, music and literary celebrities joined hands with civil rights and political leaders in the massive 1963 march.

    John Lewis recounts March on Washington on 'The Colbert Report' (VIDEO)

    John Lewis recounts March on Washington on 'The Colbert Report' (VIDEO)

    "America is a better America because of the March on Washington," Lewis said. "And we are a better people."

    The jobs and wealth gap persists

    The jobs and wealth gap persists

    Fifty years ago, the unemployment rate was 5 percent for whites and 10.9 percent for blacks. Today, it is 6.6 percent for whites and 12.6 percent for blacks.

    Travel tips for 50th anniversary of March on Washington

    Travel tips for 50th anniversary of March on Washington

    Best bet: Take Metrorail, then walk to events at Lincoln, King memorials.

    Marching toward history

    Marching toward history

    In August 1963, more than 200,000 people came to Washington to speak out against segregation.

    Memorials that need a makeover

    Memorials that need a makeover

    Now that a botched quote has been scraped off the MLK monument, it’s time to revamp these D.C. eyesores.

    Fix to King Memorial should be complete within a week

    Fix to King Memorial should be complete within a week

    A solution to a sandblasting problem is found; site should be ready for March on Washington anniversary.

    Sandblasting issue delays work
    to remove King memorial quote

    Sandblasting issue delays work<br>to remove King memorial quote

    Park Service says repairs are unlikely to be finished in time for the March on Washington anniversary on Aug. 28.

    A civil rights memoir, in graphic-novel form

    A civil rights memoir, in graphic-novel form

    Rep. John Lewis tells his story in the riveting, beautiful “March: Book One.”

    King’s unfinished work

    King’s unfinished work

    Fifty years after the “I Have a Dream” speech, the income and wealth gap for minorities is still wide.

    Donnie McClurkin does not appear at MLK Memorial concert

    Donnie McClurkin does not appear at MLK Memorial concert

    Gospel singer made anti-gay comments in 2002, leading to objections over his participation.

    Obama to 'Let freedom ring' at March on Washington

    Obama to 'Let freedom ring' at March on Washington

    He has a lot to talk about 50 years after the historic march.

    50th anniversary of March on Washington

    50th anniversary of March on Washington

    Members of Congress commemorate the 1963 march for civil rights.