The March on Washington: Then and Now

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  • 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
  • Rep. John Lewis (Georgia)
  • Rep. John Lewis (Georgia)

Rep. G.K. Butterfield (North Carolina)

I was there, just 16 years old. It was hot as hell and I'd never seen that many white people demonstrating for rights for African-Americans. Those are the two things that stand out in my mind. It was a momentous occasion and changed the direction of the civil rights conversation. It was a defining moment.


(Photo: Chuck Liddy/Raleigh News & Observer/ MCT /LANDOV)

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