March on Washington: Then and now

Saturday, August 24, 2013 | 11:52 p.m. CDT; updated 2:36 p.m. CDT, Sunday, August 25, 2013

Some 100 years after the Emancipation Proclamation freed America's slaves, many Americans embraced the ideal of racial equality but were frustrated with the glacial pace of change. Organizers were making plans to bring people from across the country to the nation's capital to express their exasperation in a peaceful, nonviolent manner.