Tag: March on Washington
The dedication of the Martin Luther King, Jr., memorial will take place this Sunday, October 16. One of the women in attendence will be Edith Lee-Payne. You might recognize her. A photographer snapped a photo of Edith, then a 12-year-old girl with her mother, holding a banner at the March on Washington. But although the photograph was taken in [...]
This Sunday is the anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington. To commemorate the event, the National Archives is displaying a program from the march in the East Rotunda Gallery and screening The March on August 27 and 28. But if you are not in Washington, DC, you can still watch the entire film on our YouTube [...]
Posted by Hilary on August 26, 2011, under - Civil Rights, - Cold War, - The 1960s, News and Events, Rare Videos.
Tags: Congress, Eisenhower, James Blue, March on Washington, Oscar, Smith-Mundt Act, The March, United States Information Agency, USIA
This coming Sunday is the dedication of the new Martin Luther King, Jr., National Memorial on the National Mall. It’s also the 48th anniversary of the March on Washington, when King gave his famous “I Have a Dream” speech to the assembled thousands. As I looked at the program from the day and then at some [...]
Posted by Hilary on August 22, 2011, under - Civil Rights, - World War II.
Tags: "I Have a Dream", 1963, A. Philip Randolph, August 28, Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, March on Washington, Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial, Mary McLeod Bethune, Medal of Freedom, National Mall, President Johnson, Pullman Company, segregation, Thurgood Marshall, W.E.B. DuBois
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, August 28, 1963. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., at center. (542015 / 306-SSM-4C(51)15) This Saturday marks the anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington and Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I have a dream” speech. I was looking through ARC at the pictures of how many people participated, when [...]
Posted by Hilary on August 27, 2010, under - Civil Rights, - The 1960s, Facial Hair Fridays.
Tags: civil rights, Facial Hair Fridays, Jr., March on Washington, Martin Luther Kingamerican history, NARA, national archives, National archives and records administration, odd history, Pieces of History, prologue blog, Prologue magazine, random history, weird US history