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.

Celebs March on Washington - Mahalia Jackson
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Gospel singer Mahalia Jackson, who had first met King in 1956 and sang during the Montgomery, Ala., bus boycott that year, also performed at the March on Washington, singing "I Been ‘Buked and I Been Scorned." She would also perform five years later at King's funeral, singing "Take My Hand, Precious Lord."


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