Scenes From the March on Washington Anniversary

Aug. 28, 2013, 2 p.m.
The steps of the Lincoln Memorial and beyond are filled with spectators for the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington.  National Journal
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.  National Journal
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."  National Journal
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.  National Journal
The crowds gathered on either side of the Reflection Pool and stayed through the occasional bouts of rain.  National Journal
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. National Journal
As the rain continues to fall Tiwana Holland sings along to "Amazing Grace," sung by LeAnn Rimes.  National Journal
Two-year-old Dyron Green dances along to the traditional Maori Haka Performance during the 50th anniversary celebration of the 1963 March on Washington.  National Journal
Jason Lamprecht, left, Jordan Harvey, from California, and Monique Tixier, from Colorado, sing the Star Spangled Banner.  National Journal

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