Memories of the March
Hear from Central Florida community leaders and activists whose committment to Civil Rights is celebrated alongside the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington.
Special Programming for the 50th Anniversary
AMERICAN MASTERS: James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket
The life, works and beliefs of the late writer and civil rights activist are recounted: what it is to be born black, impoverished, gifted, and gay in a world that has yet to understand that "all men are brothers." James Baldwin tells his own story in this emotional portrait. Using rarely seen archival footage from nine different countries, the film melds intimate interviews and eloquent publicspeeches with cinéma vérité glimpses of Baldwin and original scenes from his extraordinary funeral service in December 1987.
IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE: A Celebration of Music from the Civil Rights Movement
The evening will feature songs from the Civil Rights Movement performed by top entertainers, as well as readings from famous Civil Rights speeches and writings. Artists include Natalie Cole, Bob Dylan, Jennifer Hudson, John Legend, John Mellencamp, Smokey Robinson, Seal, the Blind Boys of Alabama and the Howard University Choir. Morgan Freeman and Queen Latifah serve as emcees.
The film reveals the dramatic story behind the event through the remembrances of key players such as Jack O'Dell, Clarence B. Jones, Julian Bond and Andrew Young. Supporters and other testimonials of the March include Harry Belafonte, Diahann Carroll, Roger Mudd, Peter Yarrow and Oprah Winfrey, in addition to historians, journalists, authors and ordinary citizens who joined some 250,000 Americans who thronged to the capital on that momentous day to peacefully demand an end to two centuries of discrimination and injustice.
THE MARCH @50
In this documentary web series, "The March @50," filmmaker Shukree Hassan Tilghman explores the question of whether the 1963 March on Washington delivered on people's demands for jobs, freedom and equal rights. Each short episode in the series examines a theme of the March through a contemporary lens. These short documentaries look at how far we've come and how far we still have to go to address the major issues of the Civil Rights Era all these decades later.
Major funding for "The March" and "Memories of the March" is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting's Diversity and Innovation Fund, which supports content that engages diverse viewers and encourages the use of emerging technologies to reach new audiences and PBS.