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06/03/2013 03:14 pm ET

A Look Back At ‘The March On Washington For Jobs And Freedom'

AP

On Aug. 28, 1963, nearly 300,000 people descended on Washington, D.C., in support of civil and economic rights for African Americans. The march, commonly know as the “march for jobs and freedom” is widely credited with influencing the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights act of 1965.

The event which culminated in Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s historic “I Have a Dream” speech, has had lasting effects throughout America for generations.

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