View from the Lincoln Memorial to
The Washington Monument on August 28, 1963
(courtesy of Wikipedia)
It was an historic milestone in American History!
And it was just 50 years ago!
On August 28, 1963--100 years years after Lincoln's famous Emancipation Proclamation-- a minimum of 200,000 (probably upwards of 400,000) Americans marched along the Capital Mall to the Lincoln Memorial.
Their purpose was to demonstrate peaceably for enhanced civil rights for the many forgotten, abused, persecuted, tortured and lynched black citizens of our country.
This is a must see documentary--The March--directed by James Blue and produced under the auspices of the United States Information Agency.
This 33 minute black and white film features singers Marion Anderson, Odetta, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan and culminates with Dr. Martin Luther King's rousing "I have a dream" speech.
Don't miss it....