Thousands Gather for 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington (photos)

Six year old Kennedy from Columbia MD holding a sign she crafted herself, standing at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial.  (She was named after the 35th president).
Jeff Malet
Six year old Kennedy from Columbia MD holding a sign she crafted herself, standing at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. (She was named after the 35th president).

Tens of thousands gathered on the National Mall Aug. 24 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1963 March on Washington. The event was sponsored by the Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network. Following remarks from civil rights and labor leaders, rally-goers marched east from the Lincoln Memorial to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. From there, the crowd proceeded to the Washington Memorial before dispersing.

The general consensus that much more work still needs to be done in the arena of civil rights found expression in the many colorful signs, banners and flags. View our photos from the rally and march by clicking on the photo icons below.

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