Thousands descended on Washington DC's National Mall to recreate the March on Washington and commemorate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech.
In 1963, 250,000 Americans marched for "jobs and freedom" and well as African American civil rights. Today people are marching for different reasons.
Some are protesting the "stand your ground" laws that allowed George Zimmerman to walk free after killing Trayvon Martin, USA Today reports. Others want to combat voter ID laws and other measure that might infringe on voting rights. Still others want more done to combat poverty and unemployment among the working class.
The march is led by the Rev. Al Sharpton and Martin Luther King III. Some of those who marched in 1973 were in the crowd today.
Via the USA Today.