Charlotte Talks
12:00 am
Wed August 28, 2013

50th Anniversary Of The March On Washington

The March on Washington, August 28, 1963

On August 28, 1963, hundreds of thousands of protesters marched to Washington DC to demand their civil rights. Among those activists were Charlotteans who sought justice. They were there to hear Dr. Martin Luther King deliver his 'I have a dream' speech. It would become one of the most famous speeches in American history. On this 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, we visit with our own historic activists. They will relive those events of long ago and share with us their continued vision for civil rights in America, when Charlotte Talks

Guests
Charles Jones
- Activist and civil rights protestor
Patrick Graham - President and CEO, Urban League of the Central Carolinas and organizer, March on Washington 50th Anniversary celebration.
Jack Claiborne - Retired Charlotte Observer Editorial writer who covered the march.
Steve Crump - Reporter for WBTV

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