I decided to go to the 50 year anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, the highlight of which was Martin Luther King's "I have a dream..." speech. It was a great experience, and I went as a solo traveler. I planned to meet the group from All Soul's Church Unitarian, but never found them. I found lots of warm and interesting people, including Unitarians from New York, Maryland, and Denver.
What made it especially interesting for me was that I found I could move closer and closer to the front because it was just me. The picture above was my first spot, and one below is a little closer. I also think I used my telephoto.
It was a very relaxed crowd, full of love and hope. I sat with some local residents from the NAACP for awhile, using a poster to sit on that they gave me and I will keep. The message is "NAACP: WE MARCH TO END RACIAL PROFILING."
All in all, it was a great inspiration. I am glad I went. Huge crowds...tens of thounsands.