WASHINGTON (AP) – Fifty years ago Wednesday, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in the nation’s capital. The speech was a rousing call to arms that bolstered the growing civil rights movement, and many argue it helped lead to major legislation passed by Congress a few years later.
Here are 10 photos from that day, Aug. 28, 1963:
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