08/28/2013 11:19 am ET Updated Aug 28, 2013

On 50th Anniversary Of MLK's 'I Have A Dream' Speech, Let's Honor 5 Other Groundbreaking Marches

Wednesday marks half a century since Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his iconic “I have a dream” speech, a monumental anniversary that will be commemorated with bell-ringing ceremonies across the country, a speech delivered by President Obama in the very spot where King spoke his stirring words and a “Jobs for Justice” march in Washington.

The thousands of people gathering to demand change today hearkens to what King made possible -- saving the Civil Rights Movement, demanding equality and creating momentum for the Civil Rights Act –- by galvanizing more than 250,000 people in 1963 at the Washington Mall.

As we honor King, and his immeasurable accomplishments, we’re also taking a look back at five other groundbreaking marches in D.C. that demonstrated the power of a unified voice that's determined to make the world a better place.



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