50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech

FILE - In this Aug. 28, 1963, black-and-white file photo, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, addresses marchers during his "I Have a Dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. President Barack Obama's presence at the ceremony, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, will embody the dreams of the 250,000 people who rallied there decades ago for racial equality ? and the continuing struggle by others for that goal. (AP Photo/File)

August 28, 2013 8:52:27 PM PDT
Large crowds have thronged to the National Mall and the Lincoln Memorial Wednesday where in 1963, Martin Luther King, with a soaring, rhythmic oratory and a steely countenance, pleaded with Americans to come together to stomp out racism and create a land of opportunity for all.

6abc.com is commemorating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr's "I Have a Dream" speech with videos, photos, as well as a way for you tell your dream.

Read the speech

"I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up, live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal."

Read the full text of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech.

Historic photos

Photos captured the crowds gathered for the March on Washington in 1963. Cameras were clicking as well on the 50th anniversary in 2013.

View the slideshow "March On Washington: Past And Present."

Tweet us your dream

Martin Luther King told all his dream, but what is yours? How would you end the iconic sentence?

"I have a dream..." Tell us your dream by sending us a message on our Twitter pages 6abc or 6at4 and make sure to use the hashtag #DreamDay. They may air on Action News!


The Associated Press contributed to this report.