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In pictures: US civil rights movement
March on Washington

In August 1963, 250,000 people gathered in Washington DC to demand jobs and freedom for millions of black Americans.

It was a watershed for the movement.

Dr King stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and gave his "I have a dream" speech.

"I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at a table of brotherhood," he said.

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