50th Anniversary of the March on Washington 2013 | TV Show Watchlist
Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) recalls the 1963 March on Washington.
Premiered: July 4, 2013
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Decades before Eleanor Holmes Norton would represent her Washington D.C. as a delegate to Congress, she worked as one of the original organizers for the March on Washington. Fifty years later, Holmes Norton reflects with Gwen Ifill on her efforts.
Fifty years after the March on Washington, African-Americans still confront high rates of unemployment, segregation in education and race-based partisan gridlock. In what areas have we seen progress? Gwen Ifill discusses the advances and what's left to be done with historian Taylor Branch and filmmaker Shukree Hassan Tilghman.
Fifty years after the March on Washington, the vision of the civil rights movement has expanded beyond black and white, but what is left to be done? Gwen Ifill sits down with Peniel Joseph of Tufts University and filmmaker Bonnie Boswell Hamilton on how the goals of the March translate to the needs of today.
Historian William Jones joins Gwen Ifill to offer an overview of how the March on Washington came to be, why President Kennedy wanted it to be called off and what roles women of color played on that historic day.
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- Premiered: July 4, 2013
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- Premise: Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) recalls the 1963 March on Washington. (more)
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