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Scenes From the March on Washington Anniversary

August 28, 2013

The steps of the Lincoln Memorial and beyond are filled with spectators for the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington. (Chet Susslin)

Myrlie Evers Williams, wife of slain civil rights activist Medgar Evers, speaks on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. The bell next to her is from the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham Ala. which was bombed less than a month after the original March on Washington, killing four young girls. (Chet Susslin)

Johnny Pruitt applauds after Rep. John Lewis' speech during the 50th anniversary ceremony of the March on Washinton. Pruitt, who along with Lewis, was at the march in 1963 said of Lewis' speech, "He did a good job this time. He did a good job then and he was a much younger man." (Chet Susslin)

 

Nana Gyesie, from Ghana, holds his seven-year-old son Gabriel on his shoulder to see President Barack Obama deliver his speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. (Chet Susslin)

The crowds gathered on either side of the Reflection Pool and stayed through the occasional bouts of rain. (Chet Susslin)

Ernest Green, one of the Little Rock Nine, a group of the first black students to attend classes at Little Rock Central High School, in Arkansas. (Chet Susslin)

 

As the rain continues to fall Tiwana Holland sings along to "Amazing Grace," sung by LeAnn Rimes. (Chet Susslin)

Two-year-old Dyron Green dances along to the traditional Maori Haka Performance during the 50th anniversary celebration of the 1963 March on Washington. (Chet Susslin)

Jason Lamprecht, left, Jordan Harvey, from California, and Monique Tixier, from Colorado, sing the Star Spangled Banner. (Chet Susslin)

 
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