Skip Navigation

Close and don't show again.

Your browser is out of date.

You may not get the full experience here on National Journal.

Please upgrade your browser to any of the following supported browsers:

Scenes From the March on Washington Anniversary Scenes From the March on Washington Anniversary

NEXT :
This ad will end in seconds
 
Close X

Not a member or subscriber? Learn More »

Forget Your Password?

Don't have an account? Register »

Reveal Navigation
 

 

Policy

Scenes From the March on Washington Anniversary

August 28, 2013

The steps of the Lincoln Memorial and beyond are filled with spectators for the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington. (Chet Susslin)

Myrlie Evers Williams, wife of slain civil rights activist Medgar Evers, speaks on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. The bell next to her is from the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham Ala. which was bombed less than a month after the original March on Washington, killing four young girls. (Chet Susslin)

Johnny Pruitt applauds after Rep. John Lewis' speech during the 50th anniversary ceremony of the March on Washinton. Pruitt, who along with Lewis, was at the march in 1963 said of Lewis' speech, "He did a good job this time. He did a good job then and he was a much younger man." (Chet Susslin)

 

Nana Gyesie, from Ghana, holds his seven-year-old son Gabriel on his shoulder to see President Barack Obama deliver his speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. (Chet Susslin)

The crowds gathered on either side of the Reflection Pool and stayed through the occasional bouts of rain. (Chet Susslin)

Ernest Green, one of the Little Rock Nine, a group of the first black students to attend classes at Little Rock Central High School, in Arkansas. (Chet Susslin)

 

As the rain continues to fall Tiwana Holland sings along to "Amazing Grace," sung by LeAnn Rimes. (Chet Susslin)

Two-year-old Dyron Green dances along to the traditional Maori Haka Performance during the 50th anniversary celebration of the 1963 March on Washington. (Chet Susslin)

Jason Lamprecht, left, Jordan Harvey, from California, and Monique Tixier, from Colorado, sing the Star Spangled Banner. (Chet Susslin)

 
Job Board
Search Jobs
Staff Engineer
American Society of Civil Engineers | Mokena, IL
Certification Administrator
American Society of Civil Engineers | Durham, NC
Communications Intern
American Society of Civil Engineers | Washington
Administrative Assistant
American Society of Civil Engineers | Cleveland, OH
Code Development Administrator
American Society of Civil Engineers | Ontario, CA
International Business Development Coordinator
American Society of Civil Engineers | Farmington Hills, MI
Technical Manager
American Society of Civil Engineers | Elk Grove Village, IL
Chief Geoscientist
American Society of Civil Engineers
Professional Development Program Engineer
American Society of Civil Engineers | Farmington Hills, MI
FA System Tech with NICET Level II and/or valid FA License
American Society of Civil Engineers | Killeen, VA
Designer/Drafter
American Society of Civil Engineers | Newington, CT
Highway Engineer Intern
American Society of Civil Engineers | FL
Research Assistant-Unpaid
American Society of Civil Engineers | Cambridge, MA
Engineering Aide (Water/Wastewater)
American Society of Civil Engineers | Honolulu, HI
 
Comments
comments powered by Disqus