Celebrities who joined March on Washington

POSTED: 03:57 PM PST Jan 19, 2014    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Jan 17, 2016 

When Martin Luther King Jr. gave his "I Have a Dream" speech on the Lincoln Memorial steps during 1963's March on Washington, more than a few famous faces were on hand to help the cause.

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In a planning meeting for the event, Brando had actually suggested the celebrities chain themselves to the Lincoln Memorial, according to James Garner's autobiography. That idea was shot down by then Screen Actors Guild president Heston, who threatened to walk if any of the other celebrities did any "militant" stuff, Garner wrote.


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