Celebrities who joined March on Washington

POSTED: 03:57 PM PST Jan 19, 2014    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Aug 27, 2014 

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.

Celebs March on Washington - Gordon Parks
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Photographer, musician and writer Gordon Parks attends the March on Washington. He would find even more fame in 1969 by directing the film adaptation of his autobiographical novel "The Learning Tree," making him Hollywood's first major black director. He would also direct the 1971 "blaxploitation" movie "Shaft" and its 1972 sequel "Shaft's Big Score."

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