Lincoln's statue overlooks the crowd of more than 200,000 gathered to hear Martin Luther King Jr. (James K. W. Atherton/UPI)
King's ideals serve as foundation for protest marches.
"Afternoon by the Reflecting Pool," by David Granahan. (Courtesy of U.S. Department of the Interior Museum)
Sketches offer a unique perspective on the visual record of the 1963 March on Washington.
Witnesses to History
Hear the personal accounts of Glenn Marcus and John Hawes, both of whom were faces that day, in what Hawes describes as "a crowd out for a peaceful march."
We knew it was a great speech, he had such a melodious voice, such a great cadence. I mean, [King was] a magnificent orator, so you knew that this was an important speech, but we didn't know until we got home that everyone was talking about it as one of the greatest speeches ever. -- Glenn Marcus Washington, D.C.-based documentary film producer who attended the march when he was 15.
Remembering King's Dream
Visitors to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., reflect on the legacy of civil rights leader Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. ahead of the 44th anniversary of the March on Washington.
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