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This Is the Day

The March on Washington
Freed, Leonard (Book - 2013 )
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This Is the Day is a stirring photo-essay documenting the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom of August 28, 1963, the historic day on which Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his ¿I Have a Dream¿ speech at the base of the Lincoln Memorial. This book commemorates the 50th anniversary of the historic march that ultimately led to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Never before published in book form, the 75 photographs in this volume were chosen from among the hundreds of images that Freed captured - before, during, and after the march. These images not only present us with stunning wide-angle views of hundreds of thousands of marchers overflowing the National Mall but also focus on small groups of people straining to see the speakers and on individual faces, each one filled with hope and yearning, epitomized by the beautiful young woman who throws her entire being into singing "We Shall Overcome."
Authors: Freed, Leonard
Title: This is the day
the March on Washington
Publisher: Los Angeles, Calif. : J. Paul Getty Museum, c2013
Characteristics: 108 p. :,ill. ;,25 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Leonard Freed ; foreword by Julian Bond ; essay by Michael Eric Dyson ; afterword by Paul M. Farber
Contents: Foreword / Julian Bond
August march / Michael Eric Dyson
The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom : Washington, D.C., August 28, 1963
The twentieth-anniversary march : Washington, D.C., August 27, 1983
In Leonard Freed's footsteps / Paul M. Farber
Additional Contributors: Dyson, Michael Eric
ISBN: 1606061216
9781606061213
Branch Call Number: 323.1196073 F8534t 2013
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references
Subject Headings: Washington (D.C.) Social conditions Pictorial works United States Social conditions 1980- Pictorial works United States Social conditions 1960-1980 Pictorial works African Americans Civil rights Pictorial works March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom (1963 : Washington, D.C.) Pictorial works Civil rights demonstrations Washington (D.C.) Pictorial works
Topical Term: African Americans
Civil rights demonstrations
LCCN: 2012017313
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