Civil rights march on Washington, D.C. Title: Civil rights march on Wash[ington], D.C. / [WKL]. Creator(s): Leffler, Warren K., photographer. Date Created / Published: 1963 Aug. 28. Medium: 1 negative : film.
Summary: Photograph shows a crowd of African Americans and whites surrounding the Reflecting Pool and continuing to the Washington Monument. Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-ppmsca-03130 (digital file from original)
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Call Number: LC-U9- 10363-5 [P&P] Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA. http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
Notes: Title from contact sheet folder caption. U.S. News & World Report Magazine Photograph Collection. Contact sheet available for reference purposes: USN&WR COLL - Job no. 10363, frame 5.
Subjects: African Americans--Civil rights--Washington (D.C.)--1960-1970. March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Washington, D.C., 1963. Civil rights demonstrations--Washington (D.C.)--1960-1970. Format: Film negatives--1960-1970.
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On August 28, 1963, more than 250,000 demonstrators descended upon the nation’s capital to participate in the “March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.” Not only was it the largest demonstration for human rights in United States history, but it also occasioned a rare display of unity among the various civil rights organizations. The event began with a rally at the Washington Monument featuring several celebrities and musicians. Participants then marched the mile-long National Mall to the Memorial. The three-hour long program at the Lincoln Memorial included speeches from prominent civil rights and religious leaders. The day ended with a meeting between the march leaders and President John F. Kennedy at the White House.
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