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Hundreds turn out to remember the historic address by Martin Luther King Jr. in Washington, D.C.

PMG PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Some of those marching in Portland on Friday.Hundreds of people marched through inner east Portland on Friday during a commemoration of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

The event in Oregon's largest city was led by Portland's NAACP chapter and the Black youth organization Fridays 4 Freedom on Aug. 28. It began with a rally at the Martin Luther King Jr. statue outside the Oregon Convention Center.

The gathering coincided with a march in Washington, D.C., timed to celebrate the 57th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech.

The event ended with speeches at Revolution Hall at 1300 Southeast Stark St.


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