Thousands of people have attended a rally in Washington DC to mark 50 years since Martin Luther King’s famous “I have a dream” speech on civil rights.
Jobs, voting rights and gun violence topped the concerns of many of those who marched to the Lincoln Memorial.
Eric Holder, the first black US attorney general, said he and President Barack Obama would not be in office had it not been for the original marchers.
Mr Obama will mark the event on the actual anniversary next week Wednesday, were he will speak standing on the same spot made gave that civil rights speech in 1963.
Among those who addressed Saturday’s rally was the mother of Trayvon Martin, a black teenager shot dead in Florida last year, whose killer was recently acquitted.
If you haven’t listened to the I Have a dream speech before, the video is on the next Post for you to enjoy.