Posts Tagged ‘March on Washington’

Photos: 50th Anniversary March on Washington

More photos.  Lincoln Memorial Grounds, August 28th.  © 2013 Matt Dunn

At the March on Washington, Tales From the Security Line

The garbled words of something important-sounding could be heard from the soppy stretch of grass between the Washington Monument and the World War II Memorial earlier today, as thousands of people waited to cram through about a dozen security stations to get closer to the Lincoln Memorial, where three presidents and Oprah spoke on the [...]

Marching on Washington, 50 Years Later

The only thing that could get in the way of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington Wednesday was the media.
Led by veteran marchers of 1963, hundreds of activists, schoolchildren, and other participants gathered on the 600 block of New Jersey Avenue NW to re-create the events of Aug. 28, 1963. En route to [...]

Watch the March on Washington (and the “I Have a Dream” Speech)

Fifty years ago today, hundreds of thousands of people gathered on the National Mall to demand action on civil rights and jobs. The most famous speech of Aug. 28, 1963, was the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s, the last one on the program, with its ringing—and entirely unscripted—repetition of "I have a dream." You can [...]

March of Time

Head to the National Mall any weekend morning, and chances are you’ll find people walking for charity (to cure cancer, ease arthritis pain, stop school bullying) or demonstrating for a cause (pushing to do more to slow climate change, reform immigration laws, ban abortion rights, or keep them). So it’s tempting for those of us [...]

Photo: Postcards from Home: Film and Paper Archive

March on Washington, 1993