March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom: Lincoln Memorial Program
The program featured speakers of various organizations, such as the Synagogue Council of America, National Urban League, and the National Advancement of Colored People. The program also had performances by singers. Not listed is Bob Dylan, Odetta, and Joan Baez.
Questions to consider: What does the order of singers and speakers tell you about the march? Why do you think they were ordered that way?
For more on the march go to:
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, August 28, 1963: Lincoln Program. 1963. Paper. National Archives. https://www.archives.gov/historical-docs/todays-doc/index.html?dod-date=828 (Accessed November 16,2018)
MARCH ON WASHINGTON FOR JOBS AND FREEDOM
AUGUST 28, 1963
LINCOLN MEMORIAL PROGRAM
1. The National Anthem
Led by Marian Anderson.
The Very Rev. Patrick O'Boyle, Archbishop of Washington.
3. Opening Remarks
A. Philip Randolph, Director March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
Dr. Eugene Carson Blake, Stated Clerk, United Presbyterian Church of the U.S.A.; Vice Chairman, Commission on Race Relations of the National Council of Churches of Christ in America.
5. Tribute to Negro Women Fighters for Freedom
Diane Nash Bevel
Mrs. Medgar Evers
Mrs. Herbert Lee
Mrs. Medgar Evers
John Lewis, National Chairman, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.
Walter Reuther, President, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, AFL-CIO; Chairman, Industrial Union Department, AFL-CIO.
James Farmer, National Director, Congress of Racial Equality.
Eva Jessye Choir
Rabbi Uri Miller, President Synagogue Council of America.
Whitney M. Young, Jr., Executive Director, National Urban League.
Matthew Ahmann, Executive Director, National Catholic Conference for Interracial Justice.
Roy Wilkins, Executive Secretary, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
Miss Mahalia Jackson
Rabbi Joachim Prinz, President American Jewish Congress.
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., President, Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
17. The Pledge
A. Philip Randolph
Dr. Benjamin E. Mays, President, Morehouse College.
"WE SHALL OVERCOME"
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