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Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863 and the March on Washington, 1963

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In 2013, the nation commemorates two events that changed the course of the nation: The 1863 Emancipation Proclamation and the 1963 March on Washington. These events were the culmination of decades of struggles by individuals—both famous and unknown—who believed in the American promise that this nation was dedicated to the proposition that “all men are created equal.” Separated by 100 years, they are linked together in a larger story of freedom and the American experience.

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Welcome to the District of Columbia’s 2013 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington website. The 50th Anniversary March on Washington to realize Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s dream will take place on Saturday, August 24, 2013 with associated activities throughout the week.

This site will assist you in finding valuable information about the official events surrounding the March, local events and other activities to recognize this historic event.

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Lincoln Memorial
Join us at the Lincoln Memorial.

Saturday, August 24
8 am to 4 pm

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