Thousands Expected for 50th March on Washington

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Thousands are expected to gather in Washington, D.C., Saturday, in memory of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and his famous "I Had a Dream speech."

Exhibits at the various museums in D.C. will highlight paintings and portraits from the march that occurred in 1963 when Dr. King delivered his address.

The 50th anniversary march will take place next Wednesday, Aug. 28, followed by a speech from President Obama.

***Dr. King's sister-in-law, Naomi, who was present at the 1963 march, remembers it well. Watch below:

King's niece, Dr. Alveda King, emphasized the importance of pursuing racial harmony.

Quoting her famous uncle, she said, "We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools."

"We must stop feeling as though we are separate races," she admonished. "We are ethnic communities, but we are one group of human beings on this planet, and I actually pray that where we go from here will be to our knees."

From the Lincoln Memorial to the King Memorial, members of Emmett Till's family are also expected to attend.  

Till was a 14-year-old boy who was kidnapped, beaten and shot in the head in 1955 after he was accused of flirting with a white woman.

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