Nightly News   |  August 14, 2013

Get an up-close look at the March on Washington

Time magazine offers an in-depth at the historic day through a new lens. See rarely-seen pictures and interviews.  NBC’s Lester Holt reports.

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>>> just ahead in the 50th anniversary on the march on washington in 1963 , we're getting new insights tonight about what that historic event was really like. we're working with our friends at "time" magazine, which is debuting a special issue and web site with interviews rarely seen photos and footage and viewpoints from people like clarence jones , the last surviving member of the planning team of what became known as martin luther king jr .'s "i have a dream" speech.

>> i'm standing on the platform about 50 feet behind him, and, as i'm listening, i see that he is read iing -- interrupting while he's speaking, tell him about the dream, martin, tell him about the dream. this whole body language change and he changed to what i call the baptist preacher stance. and i say to the person standing next to me, whoever that was, i said, these people don't know it, but they're about ready to go to church.

>> clarence jones on that defining moment. nbc news will have expensive coverage of its historic anniversary. you can find out more about "time's" project on our web site .