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Memories of The March is an online collection of local stories and memories about the March on Washington, highlighting first-person accounts from across the country. 

Browse through over 25 stories below. 

Dorothy Aldridge

Dorothy Aldridge

Dorothy Aldridge talks about Dr. King giving his “I Have a Dream” speech in Detroit first.

Rev. Dr. Harold Middlebrook

Rev. Dr. Harold Middlebrook

The Reverend Dr. Harold Middlebrook gives his first-hand account of the March.

Edith Lee-Payne

Edith Lee-Payne

A photo of Edith Lee-Payne at the March on Washington famously depicts the event.

Candie Carawan

Candie Carawan

Candie Carawan shares her knowledge and memories of the evolution of freedom songs.

LaVon Bracy

LaVon Bracy

LaVon Bracy reflects on being the first black student to graduate from Gainesville H.S.

Linda Chapin

Linda Chapin

Linda Chapin remembers attending the March on Washington as a college student.

Francis Oliver

Francis Oliver

Francis Oliver reflects on racism that divided her city and the March on Washington.

Wilbert Corprew

Wilbert Corprew

Mr. Wilbert Corprew remembers nonviolent protest training methods.

Dorothy Cotton

Dorothy Cotton

Dorothy Cotton reflects on the March and Citizenship Education Program.

New Bern, NC Residents

New Bern, NC Residents

Young Minds Set on Freedom

Dr. McKissick-Melton

Dr. McKissick-Melton

The daughter of a NC speaker at the March honors her father's civil rights legacy.

Rep. G. K. Butterfield

Rep. G. K. Butterfield

U.S. Rep. G. K. Butterfield explains the March as a build-up to the Voting Rights Act.

Leon Dukes

Leon Dukes

The March on Washington is one of the final activities Leon Dukes had with his father.

Miki Conn

Miki Conn

Miki Conn left an all-white town in NY to become an activist and organizer for the March.

Joan Nelson

Joan Nelson

Joan Nelson is a retired Broadcaster and an African American historian.

Rep. Johnnie Turner

Rep. Johnnie Turner

Rep. Johnnie Turner serves in 108th TN Gen Assembly for Dist 85 and is a retired educator.

Delores Morgan Brule

Delores Morgan Brule

Delores Morgan Brule had seen blacks and whites together before, but never like this.

Walt Shepperd

Walt Shepperd

Walt Shepperd recalls the comradeship and bi-racial approach to the March on Washington.

Dale Tussing

Dale Tussing

Dale Tussing, Emeritus Professor at Syracuse University, remembers the March.

Mary Ann Gibson

Mary Ann Gibson

Mary Ann Gibson recalls the march’s peaceful spirit.

Col. Nathan Thomas

Col. Nathan Thomas

Col. Nathan Thomas rode a bus for four days to attend the March on Washington.

Raoul Cunningham

Raoul Cunningham

Reflections of the March on Washington by Kentuckian Raoul Cunningham.

Georgia Davis Powers

Georgia Davis Powers

Georgia Davis Powers Remembers the March.

Sala Udin

Sala Udin

A Defining Moment for Pittsburgh Activist Sala Udin.

Philip Hallen

Philip Hallen

Philip Hallen meets the New America at The March.

Paulette Potter

Paulette Potter

The March instilled pride in 16-year-old Paulette Potter that she carries ‘til today.

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