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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Looking Back on DC's Most Historic March

For DC, it truly was a day like no other. Now, in an exhibition at the Library of Congress entitled A Day Like No Other: Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington, visitors can be transported through photographs to that most historic day in the Civil Rights Movement.

The photos, many of which have never been seen, are part of the Library's massive collection. In addition to the almost 50 photos on display, a video offers an additional collection of shots taken by both amateur and professional photographers who were on the scene on that August, 1963 day.

Officials estimate that more than 250,000 people marched and filled the area around the reflecting pool in front of the Abraham Lincoln Memorial to hear Martin Luther King and other civil rights leaders talk about civil rights, jobs, and the American Dream.

That event still ranks as the largest non-violent demonstration for civil rights that the country has ever witnessed.

Here is just a small sample of what you will see at the exhibition which runs until Aug. 30.

It began with a march down Pennsylvania Avenue ...
... to the area around the Lincoln Memorial ...
... this is the view that Lincoln saw ... 
... and these signs from that force us to ask: is there still more to do ... 
... and the answer is we still have much to clean up.
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Even More about the March

More Library of Congress information about the Civil Rights era

The jobs and freedom march recreated last August. Lookin

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