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Martin Luther King Jr. in Washington, DC, Aug. 28, 1963.

Martin Luther King Jr. in Washington, DC, Aug. 28, 1963. (Getty Images)

US civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. waves from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to supporters on the Mall in Washington, DC, during the “March on Washington” on Aug. 28, 1963. In 1963 King spoke in front of 250,000 people, explaining his wish for better relations between black and white Americans. His words were engraved on the steps of the monument where he spoke. (AFP/Getty Images)