The 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

On Aug. 28, 1963, more than 200,000 Americans took to the National Mall in Washington, D.C. to call for civil, and economic, equality - a message that still resonates with with demonstrators today.

That humid summer day would eventually be most remembered for civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, an address which has since been universally applauded for ascending to the top of the oratory mountaintop.

But the days leading up to the march weren’t without worry, with Americans highly skeptical of the cause, and pundits predicting that little would come of the march, which is now regarded as one of the high water marks of the civil rights movement.

So run through the Times’ 1963 coverage of the march, take a look through scenes of the demonstrations or follow along with the accounts of those who were there on that monumental day.

Photos: Associated Press, Getty Images, Los Angeles Times

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