Thousands of people gathered today at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the "I Have a Dream" speech. Many people believe King's dream came true in 2008 when Obama became the first black president. Today, will be similar of what happen fifty years ago because an African American man will stand on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and speak about civil rights.
Obama said in his speech that America is struggling to fully realize the vision that civil rights leader Martin Luther King described in his famous "I Have A Dream" speech fifty years ago. Many marchers wore t-shirts with King's face on them as they walked to the U.S Capitol. The crowd sang "We Shall Overcome" and other civil rights anthems.
Some special guests also attended the March on Washington. Former presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter spoke at the event. Oprah Winfrey and Jamie Foxx were some of the Hollywood stars that also attended. The crowd was also entertained by musical acts including gospel singer Bebe Winans and country singer LeAnn Rimes. The event ended when the bell rang at 3 p.m., 50 years after King ended his speech with Let Freedom Ring.