1. 'We Shall Overcome'

    Activists Reenact Civil Rights March

    WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 24:  People hold signs and gather to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I have a Dream" speech on the National Mall on August 24, 2013 in Washington, DC. The event included a commemorative march and rally along the historic route followed on August 28, 1963 and is being led by civil rights leader Al Sharpton and Martin Luther King III, King's oldest son.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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    Fifty years ago Saturday, thousands of activists descended on Washington, D.C., to peacefully rally for equal civil and economic rights for blacks. On the golden anniversary of the March on Washington, thousands once more headed to the National Mall to commemorate the event and discuss how far there is to go, featuring speakers such as Eric Holder and Al Sharpton. During the original March, Martin Luther King, Jr., gave his famous "I Have a Dream" speech, which contemporary marchers will recognize as they make their way from the Lincoln Memorial, past the memorial to King, and arrive at the Washington Monument. The president commemorated the civil rights landmark in a speech on Friday saying, "We've made enormous strides," but that there are many institutional barriers yet to overcome.

    With anniversary march, speeches.

    President Obama said that "we've made enormous strides," but still have a ways to go.

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