March on Washington 50th Anniversary

Alexandria Library commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington, which took place in Washington, D.C., August 28, 1963. 



Nobody turn me around : a people's history of the 1963 march on Washington Walking with the wind : a memoir of the movement  Behind the dream : the making of the speech that transformed a nation   This is the day : the March on Washington   The dream : Martin Luther King, Jr., and the speech that inspired a nation   March. Book one

Children's Books

I have a dream               March on! : the day my brother Martin changed the world       We march              


DVDs and Audiobooks 

Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C. [Marchers at the Reflecting Pool.], 08/28/1963. National Archives and Records Administration

Martin Luther King [videorecording] : "I have a dream."   NPR American Chronicles: Civil Rights [audiobook (CD)]

 Catalog Topics 

March on Washington 
Civil Rights Movement 
Civil Rights Movement (Juvenile) 
African-American -- Civil Rights
Civil Rights Act of 1964



50th Anniversary March on WashingtonThis site provides information and updates on the numerous commemorative marches that are being planned throughout this country.  In addition, this site provides citizens an opportunity to leave their remembrances and pictures of the march that changed the world.

History.Com March on Washington: Videos, speeches, and photo galleries commemorating the 50th annivesary of the March on Washingtion. One Dream: Fifty years ago, 250,000 people gathered on the National Mall for the March on Washington, where Martin Luther King Jr. shared his dream for America. TIME talks to the people who helped make the march a success—from civil rights leaders to Hollywood stars—and offers exclusive, unseen images from that transformative era.

Washington Post March on Washington: A full week of events will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

National Archives and Records Administration: A collection of photographs, documents, and videos taken on August 28, 1963 during the March on Washington. 

Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C. [A. Philip Randolph, organizer of the demonstration, veteran labor leader who helped to found the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, American Federation of Labor (AFL), and a former vice president of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO).], 08/28/1963

Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C. [Young men and women sitting in front of the Lincoln Memorial.], 08/28/1963

Additional titles on the Civil Rights Movement

The civil rights movementPhotograph of the Civil Rights March on Washington, 08/28/1963

Kasher, Steven.

Voices in our blood : America's best on the civil rights movement
Meacham, Jon.

Going to school during the civil rights movement
Koestler, Rachel A., 1973-

An easy burden : the civil rights movement and the transformation of America
Young, Andrew, 1932-

The origins of the civil rights movement : Black communities organizing for change

Morris, Aldon D.

Lift every voice : the NAACP and the making of the Civil Rights Movement
Sullivan, Patricia, 1950-

A. Philip Randolph, pioneer of the civil rights movement
Pfeffer, Paula F., 1931- 

The school is not white! : a true story of the civil rights movement
Rappaport, Doreen. 

Freedom's daughters : the unsung heroines of the civil rights movement from 1830 to 1970
Olson, Lynne. 

Women in the civil rights movement : trailblazers and torchbearers, 1941-1965
Crawford, Vicki L. 

If your back's not bent : the role of the Citizenship Education Program in the civil rights movement / Dorothy F. Cotton.
Cotton, Dorothy F., 1930-

Free at last : a history of the Civil Rights Movement and those who died in the struggle
Bullard, Sara 

Memories of the Southern civil rights movement
Lyon, Danny. 

Freedom Riders : John Lewis and Jim Zwerg on the front lines of the civil rights movement 
Bausum, Ann.

The civil rights movement
Dunn, John M., 1949-

Child of the civil rights movement
Shelton, Paula Young. 

Ida B. Wells : mother of the civil rights movement
Fradin, Dennis B. 



Speaking out : the Civil Rights Movement, 1950-1964
Supples, Kevin. 

Never been a time : the 1917 race riot that sparked the civil rights movement
Barnes, Harper, 1937- 

A thousand never evers
Burg, Shana. 

Freedom's children : young civil rights activists tell their own stories
Levine, Ellen. 

We ain't what we ought to be : the Black freedom struggle from emancipation to Obama
Tuck, Stephen G. N. 

The March on Washington : jobs, freedom, and the forgotten history of civil rights
Jones, William Powell, 1970- 

This is the day : the March on Washington
Freed, Leonard. 

Photograph of a Young Woman at the Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C. with a Banner, 08/28/1963Defying Dixie : the radical roots of civil rights, 1919-1950
Gilmore, Glenda Elizabeth. 

The shadows of youth : the remarkable journey of the civil rights generation
Lewis, Andrew B., 1967- 

Turn away thy son : Little Rock, the crisis that shocked the nation
Jacoway, Elizabeth, 1944- 

Remember Little Rock : the time, the people, the stories
Walker, Paul Robert. 

The lions of Little Rock
Levine, Kristin (Kristin Sims), 1974- 

Let freedom ring : Stanley Tretick's iconic images of the March on Washington
Kelley, Kitty. 



Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C. [Aerial view of Washington Monument showing marchers.], 08/28/1963

The dream : Martin Luther King, Jr., and the speech that inspired a nation
Hansen, Drew W. 

The Voting Rights Act of 1965
Hillstrom, Laurie Collier, 1965- 

The civil rights movement : an eyewitness history
Wexler, Sanford. 

Extraordinary African-Americans / by Susan Altman.
Altman, Susan.

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 [eBook] : the passage of the law that ended racial segregation / 
Loevy, Robert D., 1935- 

Legacies of the 1964 Civil Rights Act
Grofman, Bernard.

There goes my everything : white Southerners in the age of civil rights, 1945-1975
Sokol, Jason.

Bayard Rustin : troubles I've seen : a biography
Anderson, Jervis.

We are one : the story of Bayard Rustin
Brimner, Larry Dane.

And the walls came tumbling down : an autobiography
Abernathy, Ralph, 1926-

Farther along : a civil rights memoir
Caplan, Marvin Harold, 1919-

For freedom's sake : the life of Fannie Lou Hamer
Lee, Chana Kai, 1962-

Black & white : the confrontation of Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth and Eugene "Bull" Connor
Brimner, Larry Dane.

Deep in our hearts : nine white women in the Freedom Movement
Curry, Constance, 1933-

A. Philip Randolph : messenger for the masses
Patterson, Lillie.

Lay bare the heart : an autobiography of the civil rights movement
Farmer, James, 1920-

Crusade for justice : the autobiography of Ida B. Wells
Wells-Barnett, Ida B., 1862-1931.

Coretta Scott / by Ntozake Shange ; illustrated by Kadir Nelson.
Shange, Ntozake.

Open wide the freedom gates : a memoir 
Height, Dorothy I. (Dorothy Irene), 1912- 

Before his time : the untold story of Harry T. Moore, America's first civil rights martyr
Green, Ben, 1951-

W.E.B. DuBois : scholar and civil rights activist
McDaniel, Melissa. 

Ida B. Wells-Barnett and the antilynching crusade
Freedman, Suzanne, 1932- 

Witnesses to freedom : young people who fought for civil rights
Rochelle, Belinda 

My soul looks back in wonder : voices of the civil rights experience
Williams, Juan

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