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 - Josephine Baker
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Josephine Baker, who had become an iconic entertainer in France during the 1920s and '30s, also spoke at the March, appearing in her French Resistance uniform (center). She told the crowd, "I have walked into the palaces of kings and queens and into the houses of presidents. And much more. But I could not walk into a hotel in America and get a cup of coffee, and that made me mad."

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