I have a dream... 50 years later


Today marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The march saw between 200,000 and 300,000 people converge on the Washtington Mall in front of the Lincoln Memorial where a parade of speakers representing multiple races and religions advocated for civility and equalty through prayers and speeches  and hoped to rally support for President Kennedy's proposed Civil Rights legislation. The most memorable speech of the day by far was Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I have a dream." In addition to the march and speeches, organizers and participants met with legislators and the President to work through labor, voting, education, housing and other civil rights issues. 

Here are some resources offering more about the March, the speeches, and their legacy...