The 1963 March on Washington was a pivotal moment in the Civil Rights Movement. More than 250,000 people joined in peaceful demonstration for racial and economic equality. Their clarion call helped usher in sweeping civil rights legislation and a sea change in public opinion, and the event endures today as a symbol of unity and monumental impact. WATCH PREVIEW
Memories of The March
An online collection of local stories and memories about The March
Experience history from those who lived it. WEDU and public broadcasters nationwide have created an online collection of eyewitness accounts of the March on Washington.
Stories from our community:
To browse national Memories of The March, click here.
Resources are available through Florida PBS LearningMedia
The collection includes audio clips from prominent speakers, copies of the event program and flyers from the National Archives and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute along with background essays and discussion questions. Other resources include an analysis of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, aligned to Common Core Standards, as well as lessons exploring photography and music surrounding the event.
- THE MARCH Collection
- Civil Rights Collection
- FREEDOM RIDERS Collection
- THE RISE AND FALL OF JIM CROW Collection
- FINDING YOUR ROOTS Collection
- THE SUPREME COURT Collection
- The Women’s Movement Collection
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Photos from THE MARCH Premiere Screening
8/22/13 at Tampa Theatre
Click the arrows to browse, or view the photo gallery on Flickr.