By Nicole Eley-Carr, PBS Black Culture Connection
On this week in history, more than 250,000 people joined in peaceful demonstration on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. to march for racial and economic equality.
PBS is proud to mark this historic anniversary with new programing and a series of online events & discussions throughout the week, including:
THE MARCH - A new documentary film, narrated by Denzel Washington, that reveals the dramatic story behind the March on Washington through the remembrances of key players who organized and participated in it. The film premieres Tuesday, August 27 at 9 p.m. ET, alongside a live online discussion about the film.
The March @50: A contemporary look at the March on Washington through a five episode web series that shows how far society has come since the 1963 March. Each episode will be paired with online discussions to provide a forum for continued dialogue about each topic: Jobs, Voting Rights, Desegregation in Education, Incarceration and the March Forward.
Memories of the March: An online collection of local stories and memories about the March on Washington, highlighting first-person accounts of the March, collected from different communities around the country to provide a local window into this national event.
Digital March: A full day of local and national online chats and screenings on August 28, bringing together special panels of community partners, stations, national producers, history scholars, and filmmakers to continue the dialogue about the March online.
These special events and programs will be presented by PBS Black Culture Connection at pbs.org/marchonwashington. The content is also available to stations that wish to host a film, chat, or discussion on their site through their own March on Washington page or collection. Social media teasers and graphics are also available to interested stations. Please reach out to the team below to request resources.
We look forward to celebrating this historic event with you!
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March on Washington Coordinator
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