The March on Washington: Then and Now

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  • You Had to Be There
  • Rep. John Lewis (Georgia)
  • Rep. John Lewis (Georgia)
  • Rep. John Conyers (Michigan)
  • Rep. John Conyers (Michigan)
  • Rep. G.K. Butterfield (North Carolina)
  • Rep. Charles Rangel (New York)
  • Julian Bond
  • Rep. Charles Rangel (New York)
  • Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (District of Columbia)
  • Julian Bond
  • Wade Henderson

You Had to Be There

Back in 1963, thousands of African-Americans were determined to attend the March on Washington by any means necessary. Read here to learn what the day was like for some of the young people who eventually became leaders and a few thoughts on the work yet to be done. —Joyce Jones


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