National Park Service Commemorates 50th Anniversary of "I Have A Dream"

April 4,2013

The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site celebrates the 50th anniversary of the "I Have A Dream" speech and the March on Washington with the opening of an exhibition entitled "Mine Eyes Have Seen." This exhibition features significant photography of the 1963 March on Washington by renowned social activist photographer Bob Adelman. The exhibition opens to the public on April 4, in the D.R.E.A.M. Gallery, which is located inside of the National Park Service's visitor center at 450 Auburn Avenue.

This exhibition features photographs that capture the struggle of the 20th century Civil Rights Movement and the delivery of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s historic "I Have A Dream" speech. Bob Adelman used his love of photography to record this historic moment through the lens of his camera to present the Civil Rights Movement as a human rights story. This exhibit includes photographs, a replica of the Lincoln Memorial and the reflecting pool.

Superintendent Judy Forte stated, "We are excited about showcasing these iconic images of Dr. King's delivery of the 'I Have A Dream' speech and the historic March on Washington. The exhibition is a stepping back in time moment and provides an inspirational, thought-provoking experience."

Mr. Adelman has authored, co-authored and edited several other definitive works that focused on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s involvement in the Civil Rights Movement. The internationally-recognized photojournalist has covered social and political issues for Life, The New York Times Magazine, London's Sunday Times Magazine, Newsweek, Time, Esquire and numerous others.