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March on Washington, 1963

August 23, 2013

As we approach the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, C-SPAN is airing many retrospective programs that look back on that historic event. You can see many of these programs by searching on Martin Luther King or by clicking on this link. More programs will air over the next several days including a commemorative program and march.

This program is the longest airing that C-SPAN has of the original speech.

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  • Gains with regard to civil rights have been achieved since 1963. However, the “dream” of racial equality has not yet been realized.
    The election of the nation’s first African American President signals that “change: is possible. Still, the masses of African Americans continue to face staunch opposition with regard to equal employment. This is true despite gains in educational attainment.

  • Keeping history alive is so important for our future!

  • Very interesting and enlightening. I have never seen a film of the March before. Where can I buy if to add to my video history library ?