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Aug. 28 2013 2:44 PM

Watch President Obama's Speech on the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

President Obama is scheduled to take the stage shortly before 3 p.m. to give the final speech during today's D.C. festivities commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. The president did his best to keep people's expectations in check ahead of his highly anticipated speech. "It won't be as good as the speech 50 years ago," he said in a radio interview Tuesday, referring to Martin Luther King Jr's historic "I Have a Dream" speech. "I just want to get that out there early," the president said of his expectations.

For more coverage of today's events, head on over to Weigel to check out Emma Roller's live-blog.

Josh Voorhees is a Slate senior writer. He lives in Iowa City. 

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