Commemorating the 1963 March on Washington

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Commemorating the 1963 March on Washington

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Help commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech.

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March with us

The Very Rev. Gary Hall, dean of the Cathedral, led a contingent from the Cathedral and the Episcopal Diocese of Washington on Saturday, August 24, in a commemorative March on Washington from the Lincoln Memorial to the Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial.

Join us in conversation

A special forum on Sunday, August 25, featured audio of Dr. King’s last Sunday sermon (preached from the Cathedral’s Canterbury Pulpit) with the Rev. Michael McBride, national director of PICO Lifelines to Healing, as guest. On-demand webcast. Learn more and watch »

Pray with us

Dean Hall preached on Sunday, August 25, at 11:15 am, from the Canterbury Pulpit. On-demand webcast. Watch or read the sermon »

Commemorate with us

To culminate the series of events, at 3 pm on Wednesday, August 28—the exact date and time of Dr. King’s speech 50 years ago—the Cathedral carillon (a set of bells in the central tower) will join with houses of worship across the country to ring out in honor of the anniversary by playing hymns and spirituals, including “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” “We Shall Overcome,” and “My Country ’Tis of Thee.” Learn more »