Kitty Kelley, journalist Soledad O’Brien, and Marian Wright Edelman discuss Stanley Tretick’s never-before-published photos of the March on Washington.
Join us on Thursday, September 12, at 7 p.m.
On August 28, 1963, despite searing heat, over 250,000 people from all corners of the country marched on our nation’s capital. In the shadow of the Washington Monument, all the marchers shared the same dream: equality for the nearly 20 million African Americans living in the United States.
This moment in time is recorded by Stanley Tretick’s never-before-published photos of that day, now released in a new book accompanied by author Kitty Kelley’s poignant text. Joining Kelley on stage will be journalist Soledad O’Brien and Marian Wright Edelman, President of the Children’s Defense Fund and March on Washington participant.
The program will include photos projected on screen and vocal performances by Garrick Jordan. A book signing will follow the program. Presented in partnership with the Children’s Defense Fund.
Watch live online at www.ustream.tv/usnationalarchives.
Programming for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington is made possible by partnership with the Foundation for the National Archives and the generous support of Texas Instruments.