March On Washington

On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. presents highlights from the 20th anniversary commemoration of the March on Washington, a massive gathering near the Lincoln Memorial on Aug. 28, 1963, to draw attention to racial inequities. It was on this occasion that the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his "I Have a Dream" speech.

Featured on the program are the Honorable Andrew Young; the late Congressman Mickey Leland; Martin Luther King, III; the Honorable John Lewis; Dr. Maya Angelou and the Rev. Jesse Jackson. 

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Fifty years ago today, Martin Luther King Jr. led the March on Washington, where he delivered his historic “I Have a Dream” speech.

KUT recently went to the streets, asking random Austinites to complete the phrase "I have a dream (that)…"  Their responses may surprise you. Listen in the audio player above.

Thousands gathered under gray skies in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington.

They gathered in the exact same spot where the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech, and many of the same themes — equality, dignity, unity — echoed through the crowd.

President Obama was joined by the King family and former Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.