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 - Ossie Davis
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Actor Ossie Davis (pictured) and his wife, Ruby Dee, famously served as emcees for the March and helped organize the event. David even wrote a skit for movie stars to perform, but organizers felt it was too complicated.

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