Lincoln's Front-Row Seat to History

By Emma Fidel And Jane Hwang - 2013-08-27T22:31:28Z

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March on Washington

King said in "I Have a Dream" that the Aug. 28, 1963 March on Washington would "go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation." Who are we to argue?

The year after King moved the nation with his 17-minute keynote, he received the Nobel Peace Prize, at the age of 35. You can watch his speech here. Fifty years later, as Bloomberg's Margaret Talev reports, the push for racial equality remains a work-in-progress.