Nation's Capitol Celebration: 50-Year Anniversary Of The March On Washington

Aug 28, 2013

In honor of the 50-year anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, NPR will be airing special live coverage of the celebration starting at 11:00 a.m. PT in the nation’s Capitol.

The event is expected to include an address by President Obama as well as former presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton and other speakers.

According to a preview from NPR, Obama is expected to take conversation of civil rights beyond racial issues.

Obama is likely to talk about civil rights in broader terms, encompassing not just blacks and whites but Latinos, women and gays, much as he did in his second inaugural, when he spoke in one breath of Selma, Stonewall, and Seneca Falls — the touchstone battlegrounds for all these civil rights movements.

The ceremony will be broadcast live on KUOW. You can also watch live on other outlets