Researching the 1963 March on Washington
with ProQuest History Vault
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, 1963
3
On August 28, 1963, an estimated
250,000 people participated in the
March...
4
Researchers interested in
the 1963 March on
Washington can study the
March using the collections
in ProQuest History Vau...
5
In recent years, Bayard Rustin has gained increasing recognition for his pivotal role
as the organizer of the March.
Pro...
6
Initial preparations for the March. Letter from A. Philip Randolph, longtime leader
of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car P...
7
Continuing to prepare for the March as the March date approaches
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, 1963
Source: ...
8
The Washington, D.C. Police Department prepares for the March
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, 1963
Source: NAA...
9
Pages from March on Washington Organizing Manual
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, 1963
Source: Bayard Rustin Pa...
10
Support for the March from Americans in the U.S. and around the World
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, 1963
So...
11
The Day of the March
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, 1963
Source: Bayard Rustin Papers in ProQuest
History Va...
12
August 28, 1963 – Speeches at the March on Washington. Before Martin Luther
King gave his “I have a dream” speech, seve...
13
August 28, 1963 – Speeches at the March on Washington. A. Philip
Randolph, Director of the March, and Whitney Young, of...
14
The Associated Negro Press (ANP) covered the March on Washington in substantial
detail. Here are two pages from its pos...
15
After the March: Congratulatory Messages
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, 1963
Source: NAACP Papers in ProQues...
16
After the March: World Reaction to the March as reported
by the U.S. Information Agency
March on Washington for Jobs an...
17
After the March: Coverage of the March in the Newsletter of the National Association of
Colored Women’s Clubs
March on ...
18
After the March: The 10th Anniversary: August 28, 1973
News release from the A. Philip Randolph Institute by Bayard Rus...
19
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, 1963
After the March: The 20th Anniversary
Source: Bayard Rustin Papers in Pr...
20
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, 1963
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On August 28, 1963, an estimated 250,000 people participated in the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. During the march, from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, delivered his now famous “I have a dream” speech, a speech that 50 years later continues to be one of the most famous speeches in American History.

On the 50th anniversary of the March, ProQuest staff is looking back at the 1963 March via ProQuest History Vault

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1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom: Researching this pivotal event in ProQuest History Vault

  1. 1. Researching the 1963 March on Washington with ProQuest History Vault
  2. 2. March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, 1963 3 On August 28, 1963, an estimated 250,000 people participated in the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. During the march, from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, delivered his now famous “I have a dream” speech, a speech that 50 years later continues to be one of the most famous speeches in American History. On the 50th anniversary of the March, ProQuest staff is looking back at the 1963 March via ProQuest History Vault. Source: NAACP Papers in ProQuest History Vault
  3. 3. 4 Researchers interested in the 1963 March on Washington can study the March using the collections in ProQuest History Vault. Several collections include extensive documentation on the March, including the Bayard Rustin Papers, A. Philip Randolph Papers, NAACP Papers, Records of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and the Martin Luther King Jr. FBI File. March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, 1963
  4. 4. 5 In recent years, Bayard Rustin has gained increasing recognition for his pivotal role as the organizer of the March. ProQuest History Vault includes the Bayard Rustin Papers. Within the Rustin Papers, a large file on the March on Washington contains extensive detail on the March, including the preparations for the March, the political issues surrounding the March, and the aftermath of the March. March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, 1963
  5. 5. 6 Initial preparations for the March. Letter from A. Philip Randolph, longtime leader of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters and director of the 1963 March. March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, 1963 Source: Bayard Rustin Papers in ProQuest History Vault
  6. 6. 7 Continuing to prepare for the March as the March date approaches March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, 1963 Source: Bayard Rustin Papers in ProQuest History Vault
  7. 7. 8 The Washington, D.C. Police Department prepares for the March March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, 1963 Source: NAACP Papers in ProQuest History Vault
  8. 8. 9 Pages from March on Washington Organizing Manual March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, 1963 Source: Bayard Rustin Papers in ProQuest History Vault
  9. 9. 10 Support for the March from Americans in the U.S. and around the World March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, 1963 Source: Papers of A. Philip Randolph in ProQuest History Vault
  10. 10. 11 The Day of the March March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, 1963 Source: Bayard Rustin Papers in ProQuest History Vault
  11. 11. 12 August 28, 1963 – Speeches at the March on Washington. Before Martin Luther King gave his “I have a dream” speech, several other civil rights leaders addressed the Marchers. Two of the speakers were Roy Wilkins of the NAACP and John Lewis of SNCC. Following the March, the NAACP published a pamphlet reprinting the text of their remarks. The first page of their speeches is shown below: March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, 1963 Source: NAACP Papers in ProQuest History Vault
  12. 12. 13 August 28, 1963 – Speeches at the March on Washington. A. Philip Randolph, Director of the March, and Whitney Young, of the National Urban League, also addressed the marchers from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. The first page of their speeches is shown below: March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, 1963 Source: NAACP Papers in ProQuest History Vault
  13. 13. 14 The Associated Negro Press (ANP) covered the March on Washington in substantial detail. Here are two pages from its post-march coverage. On the left, in a September 2 article, the ANP reported on international reaction to the March. That same day, the ANP also reported on last minute changes to John Lewis’s speech. March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, 1963 Source: Claude A. Barnett Papers: Associated Negro Press Papers in ProQuest History Vault
  14. 14. 15 After the March: Congratulatory Messages March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, 1963 Source: NAACP Papers in ProQuest History Vault
  15. 15. 16 After the March: World Reaction to the March as reported by the U.S. Information Agency March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, 1963 Source: Records of the U.S. Information Agency in ProQuest History Vault
  16. 16. 17 After the March: Coverage of the March in the Newsletter of the National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, 1963 Source: Records of the National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs in ProQuest History Vault
  17. 17. 18 After the March: The 10th Anniversary: August 28, 1973 News release from the A. Philip Randolph Institute by Bayard Rustin March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, 1963 Source: Bayard Rustin Papers in ProQuest History Vault
  18. 18. 19 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, 1963 After the March: The 20th Anniversary Source: Bayard Rustin Papers in ProQuest History Vault
  19. 19. 20 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, 1963 ProQuest History Vault Collections Cited in this Presentation: • Bayard Rustin Papers • Claude A. Barnett Papers: Associated Negro Press • NAACP Papers • Papers of A. Philip Randolph • Records of the National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs • Records of the U.S. Information Agency, Cold War Era Research Reports Additional ProQuest History Vault Collections that include documentation on the March on Washington: • Civil Rights during the Johnson Administration • Civil Rights during the Kennedy Administration • Martin Luther King Jr. FBI File • President John F. Kennedy’s Office Files • Records of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference For more information about ProQuest History Vault, please visit: http://www.proquest.com/en-US/catalogs/databases/detail/historyvault.shtml Like ProQuest on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/proquest Follow ProQuest on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ProQuest
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