The 1963 March on Washington was a pivotal moment in the Civil Rights Movement. More than 250,000 people joined in peaceful demonstration for racial and economic equality. Their clarion call helped usher in sweeping civil rights legislation and a sea change in public opinion, and the event endures today as a symbol of unity and monumental impact.
Join PBS as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. We've marked this special occasion with a new one-hour documentary, web series and online events & discussions.
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PBS is proud to bring you a special collection of online screenings and live events the week of August 26, 2013 to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. Browse our list of events below to save the date or start testing your knowledge of the 1963 March.