More photos: 50th Anniversary Celebration
It has been 50 years since 200,000 people marched on the streets of Washington, pushing for equal civil rights for all Americans.
To commemorate the historical rally, a series of events and exhibits were planned near the place where Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s delivered his famous “I Have A Dream” speech.
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Remembering The March on Washington
A series from WNEW reporter Karen Adams reflecting on the magnitude of the anniversary and the impact the five-decade-old march had on the nation. Its impact continues to present day.
“Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863 and The March on Washington, 1963”
Where: National Museum of American History, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW
When: Through Sept. 15
“Make Some Noise: Students and the Civil Rights Movement”
Where: Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
“A Day Like No Other: Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington”
Where: The Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. SE
When: Aug. 28 through March 1, 2014
“American People, Black Light: Faith Ringgold’s Paintings of the 1960s”
Where: National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW
When: Through Nov. 10
“One Life: Martin Luther King Jr.”
Where: National Portrait Gallery, 8th and F Streets NW
When: Through June 1, 2014