WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. and former Vice Presidential Nominee Julian Bond headlined the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the March on Washington.
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They called for justice and peace, referencing Trayvon Martin and other instances in recent history, where civil rights questions were raised in a public forum.
Many of the speakers talked about voting rights and the prison systems in the United States, calling them racist and corporate.
The crowd cheered for many of the speakers.
DC Mayor Vincent Gray spoke at around 10:06 a.m., talking about the "I have a dream" speech, delivered by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
DC voting rights were his main focus.
"We send young women and children to war, yet we don't have a vote in DC," Gray said. "The District of Columbia languishes without full democracy."