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(WASHINGTON) — Tens of thousands of people descended on Washington National Mall Wednesday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech and the March on Washington.

President Obama addressed the crowd from the Lincoln Memorial, as did former presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter. The event also featured members of the King family, lawmakers and civil rights leaders, including Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., who spoke at the 1963 march.

Here are videos from the day’s events, courtesy of ABC News:

Obama: Economic Opportunity Is Second Dimension of MLK’s Dream
The president discusses the civil rights movement and challenges that America still faces today.

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Bill Clinton on Martin Luther King’s Ability to Move Millions
The former president talks about MLK’s “dream” to heal the racial divide in America.

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President Carter’s March on Washington Speech
Jimmy Carter says Dr. King would be disappointed by today’s voting laws, gun culture and prison rate for African-Americans.

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MLK Jr.’s Sister: Carry Out His Unfinished Work
Christine King Farris speaks of honoring her brother’s legacy through non-violence and community service.

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Martin Luther King III: We Need More Love and Forgiveness
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s son speaks about challenges of realizing his father’s dreams.

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Bernice King on MLK’s Message Reverberating From Coast to Coast
Daughter of famed civil rights leader discusses the impact of her father’s dream.

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Rep. John Lewis on ‘Dream’ Anniversary: ‘A Change Has Come’
Congressman John Lewis, the only speaker who also addressed the rally 50 years ago.

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Al Sharpton Fires Up March on Washington Crowd
The civil rights activist declares to “keep on fighting until the dream is a reality.”

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Behind the Speech: MLK’s Lawyer Reveals Secrets of Crafting ‘I Have a Dream’
Draft speechwriter Clarence Jones describes night before March on Washington.

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 Oprah Winfrey Asks Washington “How Will the Dream Live On?”
TV personality reflects on path MLK Jr. forged for freedom, equality across country.

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Caroline Kennedy on ‘Dream’ Legacy: ‘The Water Flows On, but the River Remains’
Daughter of President John F. Kennedy quotes Japanese proverb to praise work of freedom marchers

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Forest Whitaker ‘We All Share a Common Bond’
Actor discusses the importance of the lessons learned from Martin Luther King Jr.

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LeAnn Rimes Performs ‘Amazing Grace’ to National Mall Crowd in D.C.
Country star sings at ceremony honoring the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington.

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Jamie Foxx: Next Generation Needs to Continue Fight for Equality
Actor Jamie Foxx’s words of inspiration during March on Washington anniversary ceremony.

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Kid President Tells March on Washington Crowd to ‘Keep Dreaming’
Young internet sensation addresses crowd at March on Washington 50th Anniversary ceremony.

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