This article originally published August 27, 2013.
This week marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington where Martin Luther King Jr. made his now legendary "I Have a Dream" speech. That event on Aug. 28, 1963, drew 200,000 people to the National Mall in Washington, D.C., to press for issues that are just as relevant today, including civil liberties and a rise in the minimum wage. This week's milestone gives us a chance to reacquaint ourselves with the great steps taken at this event as well as the inspiring words spoken and sung on that historic day. Below is a selection of inspiring excerpts from that day’s speeches and performances.