March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom; Interview with Roger Penn
Part of March on Washington.
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.
- March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom
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
- Asset Type
- Media Type
- 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.
- Demonstrations--Law and legislation--United States
- Civil rights movement
- American University (Washington, D.C.)
- Civil rights
- Falls Church (Va.)
- Event Coverage
- Race and Ethnicity
- Social Issues
- Penn, Roger (Interviewee)
- Publication Information
- WGBH Educational Foundation
- Chicago: “March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom; Interview with Roger Penn,” 03/07/2011, GBH Archives, accessed March 20, 2023, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_00B0C50853C64A71935737EF7A4DA66C.
- MLA: “March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom; Interview with Roger Penn.” 03/07/2011. GBH Archives. Web. March 20, 2023. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_00B0C50853C64A71935737EF7A4DA66C>.
- APA: March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom; Interview with Roger Penn. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_00B0C50853C64A71935737EF7A4DA66C