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Martin Luther King Jr. Fifty Years Later

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Nearly 100,000 people participated in a recreation of the march on Washington that happened 50 years ago today, highlighted by Dr. Martin Luther King's speech and those four words we still repeat today...

Dr. King from archives: "I have a dream..."

And fifty years later President Barrack Obama, America's first black president reminded us that although the nation has made great strides, that inequality still exists.

Earlier, Catherine King Ferris, King's only living sibling, called for others to live their lives as her brother would have wanted.

Among those attending the march today -- Amanda Hawkins, who was there 50 years ago:

Amanda Hawkins:"I don't think our generation today our kids and grandkids - more specifically our grand kids - realize what this really symbolizes."

One of the day's highlights was the ringing of the bell from the 16th street church in Birmingham, aAabama, where four young African American girls died when a bomb exploded on September 15th 1963.

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