During the 1960s, Dorothy Cotton served as the SCLC’s education director and organized grassroots training programs that were important in the success of the 1963 March on Washington.
Austin summarizes the EPI’s “The Unfinished March” report, which addresses changes that have—or have not—occurred in the 50 years since the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
Carson reflects on the 1963 march—his first demonstration—and one of its complex and multifaceted leaders, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Two longtime activists—the Children’s Defense Fund founder and the former Civil Rights Commission chair—discuss the work being done to make the goals of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom a reality.
Two of Dr. King’s three surviving children talk about the legacy of their activist father.
The only surviving speaker from the 1963 March on Washington, Lewis reflects on his involvement—as a then-23-year-old student leader—in what would become a turning point for the civil rights movement.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the three-part history of the civil rights movement and its most charismatic leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., sets the frame for the 1963 march.
The internationally respected scholar and director of Brown University’s Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America analyzes the racial implications in the U.S. of trials like the Zimmerman case.
Crenshaw and Levitt assess the Supreme Court’s affirmative action ruling and issues in other major cases.
The son and grandson of African American vets, James examines the significance of the landmark executive order signed by President Truman integrating the military.