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'Singing The Dream' commemorates March on Washington

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The Singing The Dream concert is Memphis' way of commemorating the monumental event that helped change the nation's history. The Singing The Dream concert is Memphis' way of commemorating the monumental event that helped change the nation's history.

 (WMC-TV) - The celebration of 50th anniversary of the March on Washington is underway in the courtyard of the National Civil Rights Museum.

The Singing The Dream concert is Memphis' way of commemorating the monumental event that helped change the nation's history.

The concert kicks off with Memphis' own American Idol contestants-Alexis Grace, Keia Johnson, Trump Tight Band, along with Courtney Richardson and friends.

Also lined up are many diverse speakers who will reflect on the march and Dr. King's "I Have A Dream" speech.

The president of the National Civil Rights Museum, Beverly Robertson, says some of the same turbulence of that time remains today.

"There were so many atrocities going on against African-Americans back then. And then if people will recall the historical details of this after the March on Washington for jobs and freedom, which is the technical name of the march actually, there was the bombing in Birmingham where four little girls got killed. So it was a turbulent year and it was necessary for people to come together," she said.

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