Fifty years ago today, hundreds of thousands of people descended on the nation’s capitol to be heard.
Freedom, equality, jobs and justice were called for in a summer that witnessed Medgar Evers’ murder and the injustices of southern cities. And just eight years prior, a teenager named Emmett Till was dragged from a family member’s home and brutally beaten to death.
Forty-five years later, President Barack Obama accepted the Democratic Party’s nomination for the American presidency. And today, in his second term, he will speak on the same steps where Martin Luther King Jr. told us that he had a dream.
Watch the livestream to follow along with today’s March on Washington program and hear President Obama and other civil rights icons remark on the significance of this historical day.
And tell us below, what is you dream?