“…I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal…’”
(from I Have a Dream by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.)
This week marks the 50th Anniversary of the The March for Jobs and Freedom held in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, August 28, 1963. More than 200,000 people from various backgrounds, races and religions gathered to stand together for equal rights. The 3-hour program included singing, prayers and speeches from civil rights leaders. The most inspirational (and now most famous) words of the day came from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. when he delivered I Have a Dream.
Below is the recently remastered James Blue documentary The March. The film was originally commissioned in 1963 by United States Government to document the historic civil rights march.
- Making the The March
- JFK Library Online Archive of the 1963 March for Jobs and Freedom with original photos and documents
- I Have a Dream by Martin Luther King