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March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom; Part 5 of 17

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The Educational Radio Network / ERN's coverage of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom Fifth of fifteen hours of broadcast: 1 P.M. - 1:58:30 P.M. Camilla Williams sings National Anthem to begin the program.

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March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

Part 5 of 17

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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



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Broadcast program

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Motion picture actors and actresses--Political activity--United States
African American celebrities
Civil rights
Legislators--United States--States--Attitudes
Bunche, Ralph J. (Ralph Johnson), 1904-1971
African American comedians
Brando, Marlon
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Washington, D.C., 1963
United States--Politics and government--1961-1963
Belafonte, Harry, 1927-
Lancaster, Burt, 1913-1994
African Americans--Politics and government--20th century
Shuttlesworth, Fred L., 1922-
Civil rights movement
Civil rights movements--United States--History--20th century
Washington (D.C.)
Event Coverage
Social Issues
Race and Ethnicity
Lancaster, Burt (Speaker)
Belafonte, Harry (Speaker)
Bunche, Ralph J. (Ralph Johnson) (Speaker)
Brando, Marlon (Speaker)
Williams, Camilla (Performer)
Abernathy, Ralph (Speaker)
Douglas, Paul H. (Paul Howard) (Speaker)
Gregory, Dick (Speaker)
Baker, Josephine (Speaker)
Baez, Joan (Performer)
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Chicago: “March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom; Part 5 of 17,” 08/28/1963, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed September 20, 2020, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_238B5243A16E420BB6228BD8E0099176.
MLA: “March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom; Part 5 of 17.” 08/28/1963. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. September 20, 2020. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_238B5243A16E420BB6228BD8E0099176>.
APA: March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom; Part 5 of 17. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_238B5243A16E420BB6228BD8E0099176
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