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March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom; Part 3 of 17

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The Educational Radio Network / ERN's coverage of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom Third of fifteen hours of broadcast: 11 A.M. - 12 AM. Performers include: Bob Dylan, Bayard Rustin, Lena Horne, and Peter Paul & Mary. Segment also includes President Kennedy and Jackie Robinson. Includes President Kennedy Press Conference clips, and the marchers setting off.

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March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

Part 3 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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African American celebrities
Roller skating
Civil rights
African American baseball players
High school teachers--Political activity
African Americans--Politics and government--20th century
Demonstrations--Law and legislation--United States
Civil rights movements--United States--History--20th century
Civil rights demonstrations--Alabama--Birmingham
Presidents--Press conferences
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Washington, D.C., 1963
United States--Politics and government--1961-1963
Civil rights movement
Washington (D.C.)
Event Coverage
Race and Ethnicity
Social Issues
Travers, Mary (Musician)
Stookey, Noel Paul (Musician)
Horne, Lena (Musician)
Robinson, Jack Roosevelt (Speaker)
Rustin, Bayard (Speaker)
Dylan, Bob (Musician)
Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald) (Speaker)
Yarrow, Peter (Musician)
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Chicago: “March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom; Part 3 of 17,” 08/28/1963, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed September 20, 2020, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_4EAE64C68E844525B38B029E9A00F154.
MLA: “March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom; Part 3 of 17.” 08/28/1963. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. September 20, 2020. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_4EAE64C68E844525B38B029E9A00F154>.
APA: March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom; Part 3 of 17. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_4EAE64C68E844525B38B029E9A00F154
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