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Civil rights ceremonies in Washington today

Washington - The Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. gave his historic civil rights speech in Washington 50 years ago.

Thousands will pour into Washington, as they did in 1963, to celebrate the march to the Lincoln Memorial that was a driving force in the civil rights movement.

President Obama is expected to address the nation on how far it has progressed in achieving that dream. Hes expected to encourage future generations to continue fighting for equality in all aspects of life.

Lynn French, who was in Washington 50 years ago, said, What is disturbing is to see that even with a black president, we still have a long way to go.

Today's ceremonies will begin at 10:45 a.m.

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