President Obama. (Photo: White House livestream)

President Barack Obama has linked the ongoing struggle for economic equality in American with the goals of the 1963 March on Washington, in a speech marking its 50th anniversary.

The first African-American president described economic and political equality as "our great unfinished business."

Obama also linked his own rise to the White House with the efforts of civil rights protesters.

  • Martin Luther King in Washington Aug 28th, 1963 (Photo: National Archives)

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