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MLK and "I Have a Dream"
Remembering MLK's Iconic Speech at the Lincoln Memorial
Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.'s iconic "I Have a Dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial. Check out this amazing photo from that day and read more about it on our blog!
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.
A Bird's Eye View of the 'I Have a Dream' Speech - An Incredible Photograph
This incredible photograph was taken from a bird's eye view over Lincoln's left shoulder, down onto the massive crowd watching the "I Have a Dream" speech in 1963. Get a glimpse of history with this amazing shot!
1963 March on Washington site map
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom: A Look Back at the Liquor Ban on August 28, 1963
Learn about the liquor ban enacted on August 28, 1963 to mark the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Discover what Washingtonians were told about traffic, transit, telework, and more for the momentous event.
Washington National Cathedral at twilight
Three Things That Happened at Washington National Cathedral
Washington National Cathedral at twilight Exactly one year ago today, one of the most spectacular buildings in Washington was badly damaged by the earthquake that shook our city. So much so, that the repairs are going to cost millions of dollars and keep it under scaffolding for several years. If you love this building like we do, consider donating a few bucks to help restore this national treasure. You can give money online, so it’s effortless. And since we love this building so much,...
President Johnson signs the 1968 Civil Rights Act - April 11th, 1968
President Johnson Signs the 1968 Civil Rights Act: A Look Back at the Speech
Revisit the momentous speech when President Johnson signed the 1968 Civil Rights Act into law. Reflection on the weight of the moment, and the significance of the civil rights movement.
Robinson and King were receiving the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws. Robinson had just retired from professional baseball earlier in the year. The photograph was probably taken by either Robert or George Scurlock (Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History)
Jackie Robinson and Martin Luther King Jr. at Howard University in 1957
Learn about the historic moment when Jackie Robinson and Martin Luther King Jr. were both receiving honorary degrees from Howard University in 1957. Read about the 8,500 people in attendance and the speech from ACLU executive director Patrick Murphy Malin.
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom program (1963)
Exploring the Official Program from the Historic 1963 March on Washington
Take a look into the past with this exploration of the official program from the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Watch the full Martin Luther King, Jr. speech to get a better understanding of the historic event.

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