On Saturday, 18 January 2003, I would document one of the largest anti-war demonstrations to have marched through the streets of Washington DC. Which in commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday proceeded from a morning rally on the National Mall along Independence and Pennsylvania avenues, pass the US Capitol, through Capitol Hill and down 8th and M streets to the Navy Yard. Though the organizers, A.N.S.W.E.R. International, estimated half a million, the Washington Post and other press rounded the figure closer to 200,000. Which, in any case exceeded the 100,000 who, on 26 October 2002, marched onto the White House.
Click photo to view J18-03 never before seen images which, the film negatives, were not processed until today, 8 January 2007. 2002 and more 2003 WDC MLK Day photos may be viewed at my 2005 MLK Day Commemoration photoessay.