Lincoln Memorial and “I Have a Dream”

What an incredible photograph. This is a shot over Lincoln’s left shoulder, down onto the massive crowd watching the “I Have a Dream” speech in 1963.

August 28, 1963. "Emancipator looking down on demonstrators. Participants in the March on Washington in front of the Lincoln Memorial and massed along both sides of the Reflecting Pool, viewed from behind Abraham Lincoln statue." Photo by James K. Atherton for United Press International.
August 28, 1963. “Emancipator looking down on demonstrators. Participants in the March on Washington in front of the Lincoln Memorial and massed along both sides of the Reflecting Pool, viewed from behind Abraham Lincoln statue.” Photo by James K. Atherton for United Press International.

Source: Shorpy

 

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