50th Anniversary of the March on Washington
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This interview feature civil rights pioneer and ’63 March on Washington participant Constance Mitchell. This program also features an interview with 2013 March on Washington organizer and civil rights attorney Van Henri White.
On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a white passenger on a Montgomery, Alabama transit bus. You’ve probably read about what happened that day many times in history books. But to actually hear her personally describe what happened that day is something very few people have had the opportunity to do. Well now you have that chance.
Doctor Walter Cooper has lead an amazing life. His work and contributions to the fields of science, education, and civil rights have paved the way for many people of color. Part of Doctor Cooper’s own journey took him to Washington, D.C. on August 28, 1963. As part of the making of “Marching Forward By Looking Back: The Legacy of the March on Washington”, civil rights lawyer and author Van Henri White listens and learns as Doctor Cooper remembers the March that changed the world.
Congressman John Lewis — was one of MLK Jr. close associates. And as head of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (S.N.C.C.) he was selected to be one of the featured speakers at the March on Washington. In an extensive interview, Congressman Lewis reflects back on some of the remarkable moments during the 63 March on Washington.