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Gov. Quinn commemorates 50th anniversary of the March on Washington

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Governor Pat Quinn celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the historic March on Washington on Saturday.

The governor spoke at Chicago’s DuSable Museum of African American History about the historic 1963 civil rights march.

“Without 250,000 Americans peacefully gathering 50 years ago today under Abraham Lincoln’s watchful eye, Congress might not have passed the 1964 Civil Rights Act or the 1965 Voting Rights Act,” Governor Quinn said. “Today, we honor all who marched and remember the everlasting words that Dr. Martin Luther King has left us.”

It was at that march where Dr. King delivered the historic "I Have a Dream" speech.

Governor Quinn was expected attend the 7th Annual Civil Rights Game at Cellular Field later Saturday.

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