CBS News: Thousands Turn Out to Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington
Wednesday--August 23, 2013--will be the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s I Have a Dream speech, an masterpiece in American rhetoric calling for racial healing and human brotherhood. On Saturday, thousands converged to the nation's capital to commemorate the March on Washington, the larger event in which Dr. King made his speech.
"The event, which was sponsored by the Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network, Martin Luther King III and the NAACP, featured a roster of speakers, including King, Sharpton, Attorney General Eric Holder, Newark Mayor Cory Booker and Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga. They spoke from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, where 50 years ago this month King delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech."