In photos: A look back at the March on Washington in 1963
Monday marks the 60th anniversary of the historic March on Washington, where nearly a quarter million people gathered to bring attention to voting rights and police brutality — issues the nation continues to grapple with today.
The big picture: The commemoration comes amid ongoing fears that the nation is regressing on racial equity and voting rights, even as the country becomes more diverse, Axios' Keldy Ortiz writes.
Driving the news: President Biden spoke Monday evening at a commemoration of the founding of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.
- "We're at an inflection point in history, not just United States, but in the world," Biden said. "This is our charge: keep pushing, keep going, set the record straight. I know we can," he added, quoting John Lewis, the youngest speaker at the March on Washington who later served in the House of Representatives.
Flashback: The March on Washington and King's famous "I Have a Dream" speech
Editor's note: This article has been updated with comment from President Biden and a photo of his meeting with organizers of the March on Washington.