The fiftieth anniversary of the March on Washington, August 28, 1963

Figure 1 - Martin Luther King speaking at the March on Washington, August 28, 2013.  Image property of the United States government and in the public domain.

Figure 1 – Martin Luther King speaking at the March on Washington, August 28, 2013. Image from the Wikimedia Commons, property of the United States government and in the public domain.

Today marks the fiftieth anniversary of the March on Washington, August 28, 1963.  The event was defining for a generation of Americans, and all its associated imagery, like Figure 1, proves iconic.  In a very real sense the event ushered in the beginning of the sixties, a tumultuous and often disturbing decade that was a moment of profound change.  Let the image speak for itself.

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