Thousands mark 50 years since Martin Luther King outlined his dream

Dr Martin Luther King Photo: PA Wire

Tens of thousands of Americans have gathered in Washington to mark 50 years since Dr Martin Luther King Jr made his famous I Have a Dream speech.

A host of celebrities and politicians took to the stage to pay tribute to the man whose address on the 28th August 1963 became one of the defining moments of the civil rights movement.

The country's first black President Barack Obama said: "We rightly and best remember Dr King's soaring oratory that day, how he gave a mighty voice to the quiet hopes of millions".

ITV News' Special Correspondent Rageh Omaar reports:

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