The first African-American U.S. president stood where the nation's most famous civil rights leader stood 50 years ago.
On Wednesday, President Obama commemorated the moment and magic of Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1963 "I Have a Dream" speech.
"We rightly and best remember the memory of Dr. King's soaring oratory that day," Obama said. "How he gave mighty voice to the quiet hopes of millions. How he offered a salvation path for oppressed and oppressors alike."
Rain in the nation's capitol didn't stop thousands from gathering at the Lincoln Memorial.
The day featured an interfaith prayer service and speeches from former presidents, as well as celebrities and other politicians.