President Obama on Wednesday will mark the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
Obama, the nation’s first black president, will discuss the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic “I have a Dream” speech as the nation grapples with questions about how far it has come since King’s era.
The White House has offered few clues about what the president will say.
In a radio interview earlier this week, Obama said he would look to “remind people that the work is still out there for us to do, and that we honor his speech but also, more importantly in many ways, the organization of the ordinary people who came out for that speech.”