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JENNINGS, Mo. (KSDK) - A group is traveling from St. Louis to the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

The buses left Friday morning to make a historic trip to our nation's capitol for the 50th anniversary celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King's "I have a dream" speech.

Fifty years ago the March on Washington was a critical turning point for not only the civil rights movement, but for American culture. St. Louisans are joining tens of thousands from across the country honoring that day and it all started Friday morning in Jennings.

PHOTOS:St. Louisans leave for D.C.

The Urban League of St. Louis is sponsoring the trips. Friday morning is the second round of departures. Thursday night, 46 St. Louisans made the trip for D.C. around 10:30 p.m.

It was Aug. 28, 1963 when 250,000 people watched the speech in person at the National Mall in Washington. That speech is considered one of the greatest in history. This year's march will take place Saturday in the very same place to honor 50 years of history.

The Urban League of St. Louis is sponsoring the trips. Friday morning is the second round of departures. Thursday night, 46 St. Louisans made the trip for D.C. around 10:30 p.m.

It was Aug. 28, 1963 when 250,000 people watched the speech in person at the National Mall in Washington. That speech is considered one of the greatest in history. This year's march will take place Saturday in the very same place to honor 50 years of history.

Attendees Saturday will get to hear from Congressman John Lewis, one of only six leaders of the original March on Washington who are still alive.

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