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March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom; Interview with George Geesey

Part of March on Washington.

03/07/2011

George Geesey, the primary host of the Educational Radio Network’s coverage of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, talks about the technical and creative considerations that went into the broadcast. Mr. Geesey was the Lead Engineer of the WAMU studios at American University in 1963. He was interviewed on March 7, 2011 in South Thomaston, Maine.


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March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom
Title

Interview with George Geesey

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

00:10:44

Asset Type

Raw audio

Media Type

Audio

Subjects
American University (Washington, D.C.)
Civil rights movements--United States--History--20th Century
March on Washington for jobs and Freedom, Washington, D.C., 1963
Demonstrations--Law and legislation--United States
Segregation
Public Radio--United States--History.
United States--Politics and government--1961-1963
WAMU-FM (Radio station : Washington, D.C.)
Civil rights movments
Civil rights
Reminiscing
Locations
South Thomaston (Me.)
Genres
Event Coverage
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
Social Issues
Contributors
Geesey, George (Interviewee)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom; Interview with George Geesey,” 03/07/2011, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed February 20, 2017, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_12A80EE6330349CA924C5472AE09209E.
MLA: “March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom; Interview with George Geesey.” 03/07/2011. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. February 20, 2017. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_12A80EE6330349CA924C5472AE09209E>.
APA: March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom; Interview with George Geesey. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_12A80EE6330349CA924C5472AE09209E
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