Photograph of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

Robert G. Sherer Jr.

Amistad Research Center

Amistad Research Center

The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom took place in Washington, DC, on August 28, 1963. Organized by leaders of various civil rights organizations, including CORE, NAACP, SNCC, SCLC, and the National Urban League, the day featured speeches by John Lewis, Whitney M. Young Jr., Eugene Carson Blake, Rabbi Joachim Prinz, Mathew Ahmann, and others. It was at this march where Dr. King delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech. This photograph represents many that were produced during the day of the march.

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  • Title: Photograph of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom
  • Creator: Robert G. Sherer Jr.
  • Subject Keywords: Civil rights demonstrations--Washington (D.C.), March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom (1963 : Washington, D.C.)
  • Type: photograph
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  • Repository: Amistad Research Center
  • Extent: 3.5 x 3.5 in.
  • Date: 1963-08-28
  • Collection: Robert Sherer papers