Photo Gallery: Secretary Perez delivers remarks to the A. Philip Randolph Institute's National Education Conference (August 26, 2013)
50th anniversary of the March on Washington, as seen from the Frances Perkins Building (August 28, 2013)
President of the A. Philip Randolph Institute Clayola Brown hugs Secretary Perez after introducing him for his keynote address, saying "I have never been as excited as I am right now...about the quality of the man who will be... secretary of labor."
Secretary Perez salutes Clayola Brown for her leadership.
Secretary Perez talks with the A. Philip Randolph Institute Education Conference attendees about the link between the labor movement and the civil rights movement.
Secretary Perez poses next to a poster of A. Philip Randolph with "a few folks with whom I've been in a few foxholes": (L to R) Fred Mason, president of Maryland/DC AFL-CIO; Loretta Thompson, secretary-treasurer, American Federation of Teachers and Clayola Brown.
The 50th anniversary commemoration of the March on Washington gets underway as marchers turn onto Constitution Avenue at the Labor Department.
Marchers brave the rain as they pass by Labor Department headquarters, 50 years to the day of the original March on Washington.
A 50th anniversary marcher carries a sign that echoes an historic declaration of civil rights.
The anniversary march moves along Constitution Avenue, headed toward the Lincoln Memorial.
Umbrellas brighten up a rainy day for the August 28 commemoration of the March on Washington.