Flashback: The March On Washington

Fifty years ago today, an estimated 250,000 people traveled to Washington, D.C., for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom — one of the largest civil rights rallies in American history, and the day that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his indelible "I Have A Dream" speech.

The Race Card Project interviewed several people who were there that day, including Robert Avery, Dr. Clarence B. Jones, Jack Hansan, Martin H. Niverth, and Edith Lee-Payne.

To give a sense of the day, we've put together this audio-visual experiment using their firsthand stories as well as archival materials. Launch the presentation, then use the arrows to move through at your own pace.

Fifty years after the March on Washington, five people recall their experiences. i i

hide captionFifty years after the March on Washington, five people recall their experiences.

NPR
Fifty years after the March on Washington, five people recall their experiences.

Fifty years after the March on Washington, five people recall their experiences.

NPR

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.

Support comes from: