50th anniversary of March on Washington

Posted at 6:50 PM, Aug 22, 2013
and last updated 2013-08-22 18:50:32-04

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WTVR) - The last weekend in August marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for jobs and freedom.

Thousands of people are expected to show up at the Lincoln Memorial to attend.

Crews are setting up a perimeter and fencing on the national mall in preparation for Saturday's Realize the Dream march and rally.

Next Wednesday marks the actual 50th anniversary date of Martin Luther King Junior's "I have a dream" speech.

The Let Freedom Ring rally at the Lincoln Memorial is expected to include President Obama, and former Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter.

Bells will ring at three p.m., the moment Dr. King  ended his famous 16-minute speech.