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One hundred years after the Civil War, President
Abraham Lincoln's statue had a front-row seat to a crucial event in his legacy's
trajectory: Martin Luther King Jr. addressed 250,000 people in his historic "I Have a Dream" speech. "We have also
come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of
now," King said. While the 1963 March on Washington was the most
famous protest to occur in what King called Lincoln's "symbolic
shadow," it was hardly the only important event that occurred at the memorial. As Washington celebrates the 50th
anniversary of the march this week, we take a look at some key moments witnessed by
Lincoln's 19-foot effigy.
a re-enactment of the march, held on Aug. 24, 2013.