Official Program for the March on Washington (1963)

Date: August 28, 1963

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Official Program for the March on Washington (1963)


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MARCH ON WASHINGTON FOR JOBS AND FREEDOM

AUGUST 28, 1963

LINCOLN MEMORIAL PROGRAM

1. The National Anthem

Led by Marian Anderson.

2. Invocation

The Very Rev. Patrick O’Boyle, Archbishop of Washington.

3. Opening Remarks

A. Philip Randolph, Director March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

4. Remarks

Dr. Eugene Carson Blake, Stated Clerk, United Presbyterian Church of the U.S.A.; Vice Chairman, Commission on Race Relations of the National Council of Churches of Christ in America.

5. Tribute to Negro Women Fighters for Freedom

Daisy Bates

Diane Nash Bevel

Mrs. Medgar Evers

Mrs. Herbert Lee

Rosa Parks

Gloria Richardson

Mrs. Medgar Evers

6. Remarks

John Lewis, National Chairman, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.

7. Remarks

Walter Reuther, President, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, AFL-CIO; Chairman, Industrial Union Department, AFL-CIO.

8. Remarks

James Farmer, National Director, Congress of Racial Equality.

9. Selection

Eva Jessye Choir

10. Prayer

Rabbi Uri Miller, President Synagogue Council of America.

11. Remarks

Whitney M. Young, Jr., Executive Director, National Urban League.

12. Remarks

Matthew Ahmann, Executive Director, National Catholic Conference for Interracial Justice.

13. Remarks

Roy Wilkins, Executive Secretary, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

14. Selection

Miss Mahalia Jackson

15. Remarks

Rabbi Joachim Prinz, President American Jewish Congress.

16. Remarks

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., President, Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

17. The Pledge

A. Philip Randolph

18. Benediction

Dr. Benjamin E. Mays, President, Morehouse College.

"WE SHALL OVERCOME"

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Chicago: Official Program for the March on Washington (1963) in March on Washington (Program), 08/28/1963; Bayard Rustin Papers; John F. Kennedy Library; National Archives and Records Administration. Original Sources, accessed February 28, 2020, http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=B8XGYJY8SAVB7W1.

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