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President Obama, President Clinton and President Carter to Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

By August 27, 2013

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This Wednesday, August 28th, will mark 50 years since the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s iconic "I Have a Dream" speech. To honor this occasion, President Obama, President Jimmy Carter and President Bill Clinton, members of the King family and other civil rights leaders will participate in the Let Freedom Ring Commemoration and Call to Action event at the Lincoln Memorial. Celebrities Oprah Winfrey, Jamie Foxx and Forest Whitaker will also attend the commemorative ceremonies. This event is open to the public. Doors open at 9:00 a.m. The program begins at 11 a.m. Guests arriving after 12:00 p.m. are not guaranteed admittance. In order to access the venue, you must enter from the east side of the Reflecting Pool, on 17th street, near the World War II Memorial. Some roads will be closed and are expected to be congested. It is suggested that you use public transportation to get to the event. The following Metro stations are walkable: Farragut North, Metro Center, Farragut West, McPherson Square, Federal Triangle, Smithsonian, L'Enfant Plaza and Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter. For information about parking, see Parking Near the National Mall.

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