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Eyewitness to the March on Washington, Pt. I

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Eyewitness to the March on Washington, Pt. I

Eyewitness to the March on Washington, Pt. I

Eyewitness to the March on Washington, Pt. I

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Thursday, Aug. 28 marks the 40th anniversary of the March on Washington. A quarter of a million people blanketed the Mall, demanding civil rights. It was a defining moment in American history, but it was also a massive feat of political and logistical organization. Leading up to our hour-long discussion on Thursday, we'll be talking to people who helped plan the March on Washington.

Guest:

Louise Buie
*Organized train ride of civil rights marchers from south Florida to Washington, D.C. in 1963

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