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40th Anniversary of March on Washington

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40th Anniversary of March on Washington

40th Anniversary of March on Washington

40th Anniversary of March on Washington

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Forty hot summers ago, a quarter of a million people came together for one of the most definitive moments of the 20th century: the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Join NPR's Neal Conan as we take you back through the eyes and ears of those who were there.

Guests:

Culie Vick Kilimanjaro
*NAACP member, attended the march
*Co-manages the Carolina Peacemaker — weekly afro-centric newspaper

Patrick Bass
*Author of Like a Mighty Stream: The March on Washington, August 18, 1963 (Running Press, 2002)
*Books editor at Essence

Raul Yzaguirre
*President, National Council of La Raza
*Attended the march, manned first-aid station

Lee White
*Assistant special council to President Kennedy
*Watched speech in Oval Office with President Kennedy

Bob Adelmen
*Photographer at the march, volunteering for SNCC and CORE

Clarence Page
*Pulitzer-prize winning columnist with The Chicago Tribune