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March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom; Interview with Roger Penn

Part of March on Washington.

03/07/2011

Roger Penn talks about the genesis of the Educational Radio Network, and the influence that the broadcast of the March on Washington had on the creation of a national network of stations. Roger Penn was an Associate Professor at American University in 1963. He was interviewed in Falls Church, Virginia on March 7, 2011.


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March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom
Title

Interview with Roger Penn

Series Description

Educational Radio Network coverage of the 8/28/1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

The 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom featured an estimated 250,000 peaceful demonstrators walking from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial to hear a political call to arms for economic equality and civil rights for African Americans. Credited with being the final impetus to the passing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the event famously ended with Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic “I Have a Dream” speech. Series release date: 8/28/1963

Duration

00:06:46

Asset Type

Raw audio

Media Type

Audio

Subjects
Reminiscing
United Sates--Politics and government--1961-1963
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Washington, D.C., 1963
Civil rights movements--United Sates--History--20th century
Public Radio--United States--History.
Segregation
Demonstrations--Law and legislation--United States
Civil rights movement
American University (Washington, D.C.)
Civil rights
Locations
Falls Church (Va.)
Genres
Event Coverage
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
Social Issues
Contributors
Penn, Roger (Interviewee)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom; Interview with Roger Penn,” 03/07/2011, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed July 27, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_00B0C50853C64A71935737EF7A4DA66C.
MLA: “March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom; Interview with Roger Penn.” 03/07/2011. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. July 27, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_00B0C50853C64A71935737EF7A4DA66C>.
APA: March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom; Interview with Roger Penn. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_00B0C50853C64A71935737EF7A4DA66C
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