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Gwen Ifill Conversations Lead PBS Newshour's Coverage Of 50th Anniv. Of March on Washington

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act August 13, 2013 at 6:59PM

In addition to BAMcinématek's 40-film screening series which starts tonight, here in NYC, nationwide, starting tomorrow, PBS will also commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Historic March on Washington with a series of conversations, led by Gwen Ifill.The 1963 march, a watershed moment in the Civil Rights Movement, featured the Rev. Martin Luther King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech and helped usher in sweeping civil rights legislation.
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March On Washington

In addition to BAMcinématek's 40-film screening series which starts tonight, here in NYC, nationwide, starting tomorrow, PBS will also commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Historic March on Washington with a series of conversations, led by Gwen Ifill.


The 1963 march, a watershed moment in the Civil Rights Movement, featured the Rev. Martin Luther King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech and helped usher in sweeping civil rights legislation.

For perspective on the historic event and its impact today, Gwen Ifill will interview march participants, and historians.

PBS Newshour’s conversations are part of a week of special programs on PBS celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington.

Here's the lineup:

Wednesday, August 14 William P. Jones, author of “The March on Washington: Jobs, Freedom and the Forgotten History of Civil Rights” offers an overview of how the march came to be in the months and years that preceded it.

Wednesday, August 21 Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton reflects on the historic day and the role she and other women played in the march and larger civil rights movement.

Monday, August 26  Cleveland Sellars and his son Bakari Sellars discuss the impact of the march on their lives then and now.  Cleveland was involved in the Orangeburg, SC protests, sit-ins and was in DC for the March. Bakari is now a South Carolina state lawmaker running for lieutenant governor.

Tuesday, August 27 Historian Peniel Joseph and director Bonnie Boswell Hamilton discuss the march, the fight for civil rights and Boswell’s documentary: “THE POWERBROKER: Whitney Young's Fight for Civil Rights,” which tells the story of her uncle, a march participant.  The documentary re-airs that night on PBS.

Wednesday, August 28 To commemorate the actual anniversary of the march, Gwen Ifill interviews Rep. John Lewis, the only surviving speaker from that day.

ONLINE –Watch events LIVE on the day of the anniversary from the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. PBS NewsHour will live stream the “Let Freedom Ring Commemoration and Call to Action Ceremony” beginning at 1 p.m. EDT August 28.  

Thursday, August 29 Gwen Ifill discusses the legacy and impact of the march in a joint interview with historian Taylor Branch and filmmaker Shukree Hassan Tilghman, whose month long PBS web series “The March@50" and Google hangouts begin that week. 

Jeffrey Brown previews PBS NewsHour’s special coverage and discusses the relevance of the march today with historians Ellen Fitzpatrick of the University of New Hampshire, presidential historian Michael Beschloss, George Chauncey of Yale University and Kenneth Mack of the Harvard Law School Program on Law and History.

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