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‘I Have a Dream’ Speech Anniversary Draws Crowds in Washington

WASHINGTON — Standing on the spot where 50 years earlier Martin Luther King Jr. made “I have a dream” the clarion call of the civil rights movement, a broader call for equality rang out Saturday.

Thousands rallied at the National Mall to mark the 50th anniversary of the historic August 28, 1963, March on Washington.

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Tens of thousands of people gathered on the National Mall to observe the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech “I Have a Dream.”

Leaders from civil rights, religious and civic organizations paid tribute to those who fought and continue to fight for racial equality, but the slate of demands today has expanded to other hot-button issues.

Income inequality, discrimination based on sexual orientation and mistreatment of immigrants were all themes espoused by the dozens of speakers.

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