The March

2013, TV Show

A remembrance of the 1963 March on Washington, the massive gathering in Washington, D.C., in support of racial and economic equality that is perhaps best known for Martin Luther King Jr.'s stirring "I Have a Dream" speech. The documentary details the behind-the-scenes story of the event, including how it almost didn't come to pass; features rare archival footage; and includes remarks from many participants, including Harry Belafonte, Rutha Mae Harris, Norman Hill and Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.).

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Free | PBS Posted: 5/2/2014

Look behind the scenes at the work of hundreds of volunteers in the month leading up to The March, including Norman Hill and Harry Belafonte s work recruiting participants.

Free | PBS Posted: 5/2/2014

Watch footage from The March s official program, including John Lewis s (of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee) speech.

Free | PBS Posted: 5/2/2014

Examine President John F. Kennedy s record on civil rights and his relationship with Martin Luther King Jr., as well as the stream of political events leading Kennedy to introduce the idea of a Civil Rights Act on June 11, 1963.

Free | PBS Posted: 5/2/2014

Witness the arrival of thousands of people to the National Mall on August 28, 1963, in the hours leading up to The March s official program, and understand the controversy surrounding John Lewis s speech.

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Premiered: August 27, 2013
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: A remembrance of the 1963 March on Washington, the massive gathering in Washington, D.C., in support of racial and economic equality that is perhaps best known for Martin Luther King Jr.'s stirring "I Have a Dream" speech. The documentary details the behind-the-scenes story of the event, including how it almost didn't come to pass; features rare archival footage; and includes remarks from many participants, including Harry Belafonte, Rutha Mae Harris, Norman Hill and Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.).

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