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March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom; Part 1 of 17

Part of March on Washington.

08/28/1963

The Educational Radio Network / ERN's coverage of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. First of fifteen hours of broadcast: 9 A.M. - 10 AM. Introduction by anchor George Geesey; reports from various spots by ERN staff; pre-program entertainment from the stage at the Washington Monument grounds.


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Series
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom
Title

Part 1 of 17

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

00:59:58

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Audio

Subjects
Civil rights movements--United States--History--20th century
United States--Politics and government--1961-1963
American Jewish Congress
Civil rights
African Americans--Politics and government--20th century
Civil rights movement
Communism--United States--Public opinion
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Washington, D.C., 1963
Segregation
B'nai B'rith. Anti-defamation League
Unitarian Universalist Association
Locations
Washington (D.C.)
Genres
Event Coverage
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
Social Issues
Contributors
Geesey, George (Host)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom; Part 1 of 17,” 08/28/1963, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 3, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_739CF821AA9F44B891160EB2CF76FA78.
MLA: “March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom; Part 1 of 17.” 08/28/1963. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 3, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_739CF821AA9F44B891160EB2CF76FA78>.
APA: March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom; Part 1 of 17. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_739CF821AA9F44B891160EB2CF76FA78
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