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WAP63082803 - 16 JANUARY 1999 - WASHINGTON, DC, USA: The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his famed "I Have Dream" speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, August 28, 1963. The speech galvanized the nation's civil rights movements and led to the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the 1965 Voting Rights Act and the 1968 Fair Housing Act. cc/sp/files UPI
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WAP63082802 - 16 JANUARY 1999 - WASHINGTON, DC, USA: The Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. waves to the assembled crowd during the march on Washington August 28, 1963. Speaking from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial,. King rallied the nation's civil rights movements with his impassioned "I have a Dream" speech. cc/sp/files UPI
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WAP63082801 - 16 JANUARY 1999 - WASHINGTON, DC, USA: The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his famed "I Have Dream" speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, August 28, 1963. The speech galvanized the nation's civil rights movements and led to the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the 1965 Voting Rights Act and the 1968 Fair Housing Act. cc/sp/files UPI
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WAP63082804 - 16 JANUARY 1999 - WASHINGTON, DC, USA: The leaders of the March on Washington lock arms as they lead the way along Constitution Avenue in this August 28,1963 photo. The march gave immense impetus to the nation's civil rights movement and led to the passage of improtant new laws aimed at aiding black Americans. The Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. is at center, seventh from right. At extreme right is A. Philip Randolph, the march director. Alongside Randolph is Roy Wilkins, executive secretary of the NAACP. cc/sp/files UPI
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President John F. Kennedy signs the Equal Pay Act on June 10, 1963 in a ceremony at the White House. The bill is aimed at assuring women of paychecks equal to those of men doing the same work. Standing behind him are, from right to left: Congresswoman Edna Kelly, Congresswoman Edith Green, an unidentified woman, Miss Mary Anderson, first Women's Bureau Director, and Dr. Dorothy Height, President of National Council of Negro Women. Other organizations represented at this event included the National Council of Catholic Women, the National Council of Jewish Women, the United Auto Workers, and the National federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs. (UPI Photo/The John F. Kennedy Library)
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Texas Governor John Connally (foreground) adjusts his tie as President John F. Kennedy and his wife, Jackie, prepare for their tour of Dallas, November 22, 1963. The President would later be shot and killed while his motorcade made its way through Dealey Plaza. (UPI/File)
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DAL63112202 - 22 NOVEMBER 1963 - DALLAS, TEXAS: President John F. Kennedy slumps into the arms of his wife, Jackie, immediately after a sniper's bullet slammed into his head, November 22 1963, during a motorcade. Photo of the fatal assault was taken with a Polaroid camera by a woman watching the parade. sp/cc/files .... UPI
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