The March

Premiered August 2013

The 1963 March on Washington was a pivotal moment in the Civil Rights Movement. More than 250,000 people joined in peaceful demonstration for racial and economic equality. Their clarion call helped usher in sweeping civil rights legislation and a sea change in public opinion, and the event endures today as a symbol of unity and monumental impact. Premieres August 27, 2013 at 9pm. ET/PT.

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Video thumbnail: The March The Civil Rights Movement Goes National

The March

The Civil Rights Movement Goes National

How The March was organized and why Washington was picked.

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The Civil Rights Movement Goes National

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Video thumbnail: The March The March: Birmingham in Early 1963

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The March: Birmingham in Early 1963

How the March on Washington's roots extend to Birmingham, Alabama.

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The March: Birmingham in Early 1963

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Video thumbnail: The March John Lewis’s Speech

The March

John Lewis’s Speech

John Lewis delivers his speech at The March.

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John Lewis’s Speech

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Video thumbnail: The March Recruitment and Preparation

The March

Recruitment and Preparation

A behind-the-scenes look at the work of hundreds of volunteers leading up to The March.

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Recruitment and Preparation

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Video thumbnail: The March The March - Preview

The March

The March - Preview

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington.

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The March - Preview

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