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Color photos from 1963 March on Washington

Updated 8:24 AM ET, Wed August 28, 2013
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The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. addresses a crowd near the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963. On the 50th anniversary of this historic civil rights event, we take a look back through rarely-seen color photographs from the day. Francis Miller/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images
Civil rights protesters clap and cheer. An estimated 250,000 people participated in the march. Francis Miller/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images
Leaders of the rally, including King in the center, interlock hands and arms as they march. The march was organized jointly by James Farmer, of the Congress of Racial Equality; Dr. King, of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference; John Lewis, of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee; A. Philip Randolph, of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters; Roy Wilkins, of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People; and Whitney Young, Jr., of the National Urban League. Robert W. Kelley/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images
Protesters sing at the march. Paul Schutzer/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images
A protester sings at the march. Paul Schutzer/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images
A demonstrator holds a protest sign at the rally. Paul Schutzer/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images
Musician Odetta Holmes plays a song during the march. Paul Schutzer/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images
King stands with Rabbi Joachim Prinz, center, by his side. Robert W. Kelley/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images
The crowd cheers during the event. Francis Miller/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images
African-American entertainer Sammy Davis Jr. attends the rally. Francis Miller/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images
Demonstrators crowd together as they listen to civil rights speakers during the rally. Paul Schutzer/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images
A woman attends the rally. Paul Schutzer/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images
Actor Burt Lancaster speaks to protesters at the Lincoln Memorial at the event. Francis Miller/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images
Actor Sidney Poitier, left, and Singer Harry Belafonte talk with one another during the march. Francis Miller/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images
Baseball player Jackie Robinson, right, attends the rally with his son David. Francis Miller/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images
A. Philip Randolph, who helped organize the rally, stands in front of the Lincoln Memorial. Francis Miller/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images
Civil rights leaders from left, Whitney Young Jr., Martin Luther King Jr., Walter Reuther, Eugene Carson Blake, and John Lewis stand on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the march. Francis Miller/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images
Demonstrators gather around the National Mall near the Lincoln Memorial before the beginning of the march. John Dominis/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images