Exhibit Dates: August 10, 2013 – November 17, 2013
This exhibit pays tribute to the 50th anniversary of The March on Washington. The March took place in Washington, D.C., on August 28, 1963. It was attended by approximately 250,000 people, it was the largest demonstration ever seen in the nation’s capital. Stanley Tretick was assigned by LOOK magazine to cover the march behind-the-scenes with organizers and program speakers. The exhibit features his pictures and videos of speeches by Daisy Bates, John Lewis and a performance by Mahaila Jackson.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have a Dream” speech is featured in the exhibit. President Clinton declared the speech to be “the clearest clarion call to the more perfect union of America in the 21 century.”
Dr. King at March on Washington (Copyright Estate of Stanley Tretick LLC)