Fifty Years After The March On Washington

Fifty Years After The March On Washington

Guest host Frank Sesno and his guests discuss the legacy of the 1963 March on Washington and the state of civil rights in America today.

The largest mass demonstration in U. S. history began as a rally for jobs and freedom and ended with one of the most famous speeches of our time. The March on Washington, 50 years ago today, drew a quarter-million people to the National Mall. Protestors peacefully demanded equal access to housing, education, and voting rights. They also wanted dignified jobs at decent wages. But the event is mostly remembered for Martin Luther King's “I Have a Dream” speech – a defining moment of the Civil Rights Movement. Guest host, Frank Sesno, and his guests discuss the legacy of the March on Washington and the state of American civil rights today.

Guests

Anthony Cook

law professor at Georgetown University. He teaches courses in constitutional law, civil rights and African-American critical thought.

Isabel Wilkerson

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of "The Warmth of Other Suns."

David Garrow

professor of history and law at University of Pittsburgh School of Law and author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning biography "Bearing the Cross: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference."

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