The March

The March

Tue, 11/26/2013 - 9:00pm

Pictured:Edith Lee Payne, The March on Washington 1963 - THE MARCH


Credit: Courtesy of NARA/Smoking Dogs Films

Witness the compelling and dramatic story of the 1963 March on Washington.

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the historic 1963 March on Washington, a watershed moment in the Civil Rights Movement that helped usher in sweeping civil rights legislation and a sea change in public opinion, WXXI presents The March, a documentary about the dramatic stories behind the event airs Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV.

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. 

Watch The March - PREVIEW on PBS. See more from THE MARCH.