The traveling exhibit "Changing America: 1863, Emancipation Proclamation and 1963, March on Washington" will be on display at the Metropolitan State University Library & Learning Center from September 21 - November 4, 2016.
List of musicians who performed at the March, including video clips of Odetta, The Freedom Singers, Marian Anderson, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Mahalia Jackson, and Peter, Paul, and Mary. From The New Yorker.
Moyers & Co. presents two versions of Rep. John Lewis' speech, the one he intended to give and the revised version he delivered. Lewis was then President of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).
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March on Washington Had More Radical Roots Than Remembered - Video
Gwen Ifill interviews University of Minnesota Professor William P. Jones about the March on Washington, including why President Kennedy feared it would cause negative aftermath and the roles played by women of color (interview transcript). Dr. Jones will deliver a keynote address at Metropolitan State University on Thursday, September 29 at 6:30 pm.
Black, Gay & Pacifist: Bayard Rustin Remembered For Role in March on Washington, Mentoring MLK, Part 1 - Video
Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! interviews biographer John D'Emilio about Bayard Rustin, a key organizer of the 1963 March on Washington and longtime Civil Rights activist who mentored and greatly influenced Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Click here to watch Part 2 of this profile.
Civil Rights Pioneer Gloria Richardson, 91, on How Women Were Silenced at 1963 March on Washington - Video
Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! speaks with Gloria Richardson, the co-founder of the Cambridge Nonviolent Action Committee in Maryland, which fought to desegregate public institutions like schools and hospitals. While Richardson was on the program for the March on Washington, when she stood to speak she only had a chance to say hello before the microphone was seized.
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