Crowds gather in front of the Washington Monument during the "March on Washington For Jobs and Freedom" in 1963.
For those looking to commemorate the March on Washington here in Southern California, there are a number of opportunities to do so. Congresswoman Janice Hahn, for one, will be hosting an "I Have a Dream" speech at Compton College this afternoon.
A special commemoration and call to action mass meeting will be held tonight at the Holman United Methodist Church in West Adams.
Of course the main event is in Washington, DC. That's where we reached Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Waters who represents California's 43rd District. Waters joins Take Two to talk about that significance of that day in 1963.
Re-enacting the March On Washington
The dream speech will be heard throughout the country today, including right here, in L.A. at Huntington Park High School. Today, students and staff there will re-enact scenes from the March on Washington.
History teacher Saul Lankster will be reciting Dr. King's famous speech. He joins the show with more.