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50 Year Anniversary of 'I Have a Dream' Speech

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BUFFALO, NY--   Fifty years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered a speech calling for economic justice, racial equality and jobs.

WEB EXTRA:  Still images from 'I Have a Dream Speech'.

President Obama will deliver a speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, the site where 250,000 people congregated in 1963 to hear civil rights leaders speak and where Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech.

As part of the anniversary, Channel 2 and NBC will air a  "MEET THE PRESS SPECIAL EDITION: REMEMBERING THE DREAM" Wednesday at 12PM on WGRZ Channel 2 On Your Side.

Martin Luther King, head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and Roy Wilkins, Executive Secretary of the NAACP, were the guests on MEET THE PRESS 50 years ago exactly three days before the historic March on Washington and the pivotal "I Have a Dream" speech.

 

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