Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey & Jamie Foxx To Join President Obama For March On Washington Events

News & Views | Camille Travis | 08/27/2013 | 12:00 PM EDT

Celebrities Join Obama For March On Washington Anniversary

President Obama will be joined by Hollywood heavyweights Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey and Jamie Foxx for the "Let Freedom Ring" ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial on Wednesday (Aug. 28) to mark the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech.


Former presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter are also scheduled to be in attendance to celebrate the historic event that rallied an estimated 1 million people in the name of economic equality and civil rights.


John Lewis
, Georgia Representative and former aide to King, will address the commemoration as he did at the original march. He is the last living speaker from the 1963 rally.


Musical performances will feature BeBe Winans and LeAnn Rimes while Soledad O'Brian and Hill Harper serve as hosts of the event.


Ahead of the anniversary celebration, PBS will air The March Tuesday night as an inside look into the political protest with commentary from Winfrey, Harry Belafonte and Diahann Carroll.

(Photos from left: Rob Kim/Getty Images for The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Rob Kim/Getty Images for Hearst, Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

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