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Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation 1863, and the March on Washington 1963: Home

What's in This Guide

We March, We Demand 

Image courtesy of Library of Congress


  • Information on the opening reception and keynote, circle discussion, closing reception, & other events.

     Digital Storytelling Prize

  • Details, rules and regulations for the Digital Storytelling Prize, a contest for Metropolitan State University students.

     Resource Adventure

  • Fun, easy activity for all ages.

     Emancipation Proclamation

  • Books, videos, websites to help you learn more.

     March on Washington

  • Books, videos, and websites to help you learn more.

 “Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863 and the March on Washington, 1963” is presented by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture and the National Museum of American History in collaboration with the American Library Association Public Programs Office. The exhibition is made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and is part of NEH’s Bridging Cultures initiative, “Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle,” which brings four outstanding films on the civil rights movement to communities across the United States. “Created Equal” encourages communities across the country to revisit and reflect on the long history of civil rights in America. 

How to get involved?

Activities include:

  • Exhibit tours are available. Email us to schedule a docent-led tour.
  • Download the Changing America app:
  • Attend the Opening Reception and Keynote, Closing Reception, or Circle Discussion
  • Enter your story for the Digital Storytelling Prize
  • Complete a resource treasure hunt

For dates, times, and locations of events please visit the Events page.