PHOTOS: Thousands Join President Obama to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of March on Washington

Oprah Winfrey, Jamie Foxx and thousands more joined President Obama and the King family at the Lincoln Memorial as they commemorated the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

ESSENCE.COM Aug, 28, 2013

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Oprah Winfrey speaks during the Let Freedom Ring Commemoration and Call to Action to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

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Jamie Foxx speaks during the Let Freedom Ring ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial August 28, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Martin Luther King III kisses his daughter Yolanda Renee King as US President Barack Obama speaks at the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall August 28, 2013 in Washington, DC. Obama and others spoke to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the US civil rights era March on Washington where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his 'I Have a Dream Speech'.

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Forest Whitaker speaks during the Let Freedom Ring Commemoration and Call to Action to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

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Rev. Dr. Bernice King, daughter of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s, speaks during the Let Freedom Ring Commemoration and Call to Action to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC on August 28, 2013.

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Thousands of citizens from across the country converged in Washington, D.C. on August 28, 2013 to march from Capitol Hill to the Lincoln Memorial during the 'Let Freedom Ring Commemoration and Call to Action', honoring the 50th anniversary of the historic 1963 march on Washington.

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People gather around the reflecting pool while attending the ceremony to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in Washington, DC.

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John Mbugua and his son Giovanni Mbugua, 6, of San Jose, California, and Lavon Johnson and his son Mason Johnson, 2, of Fort Meade Maryland, give each other high fives while marching with thousands of citizens from Capitol Hill to the Lincoln Memorial during the 'Let Freedom Ring Commemoration and Call to Action' honoring the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in Washington, DC.

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President Barack Obama stands with his wife Michelle Obama and former presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton during the ceremony to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom August 28, 2013 in Washington, D.C.