Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter Speak at 50th Anniversary of March on Washington

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The 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington draws thousands to the National Mall.

Pres. Obama talks about the first march at the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

Commemorating the long fight toward racial equality that many say hasn’t ended, marchers on the National Mall on Wednesday — including President Barack Obama — commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech.

“His words belong to the ages, possessing a power and prophecy unmatched in our time.”

— President Barack Obama

Crowds listened to speakers under gray skies and intermittent drizzle to attend the five-hour ceremony.

Jimmy Carter says Martin Luther King Jr. is perhaps the greatest leader America has produced.

“The ghetto stills look the same, even from the front seat of a bus.”

— Former President Jimmy Carter

Bill Clinton commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

Stop Complaining, Start Fixing America.

— Former President Bill Clinton


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