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50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech

Wednesday, August 28, 2013
50th Anniversary wrap-up Team coverage of the 50th anniversary  George W Bush releases statement on March on Washington Local residents recall March on Washington 50 years later Countdown to the March on Washington 50th Claudia Hanes from Kentucky holds a placard during a rally to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013. Organizers have planned for about 100,000 people to participate in the event, which is the precursor to the actual anniversary of the Aug. 28, 1963, march. It will be led by the Rev. Al Sharpton and Kings son Martin Luther King III. On the day of the anniversary, President Barack Obama will speak from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, from which King stood delivered his I Have a Dream speech. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Large crowds have thronged to the National Mall and the Lincoln Memorial Wednesday where in 1963, Martin Luther King, with a soaring, rhythmic oratory and a steely countenance, pleaded with Americans to come together to stomp out racism and create a land of opportunity for all.

6abc.com is commemorating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr's "I Have a Dream" speech with videos, photos, as well as a way for you tell your dream.

Read the speech

"I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up, live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal."

Read the full text of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech.

Historic photos

Photos captured the crowds gathered for the March on Washington in 1963. Cameras were clicking as well on the 50th anniversary in 2013.

View the slideshow "March On Washington: Past And Present."

Tweet us your dream

Martin Luther King told all his dream, but what is yours? How would you end the iconic sentence?

"I have a dream..." Tell us your dream by sending us a message on our Twitter pages 6abc or 6at4 and make sure to use the hashtag #DreamDay. They may air on Action News!

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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