The March

The March

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 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 Martin Luther King Jr. Day, WXXI presents The March, a documentary about the dramatic stories behind the event airing Monday, January 19, 2015 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.