WSB-TV newsfilm clip of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. encouraging participation in the March on Washington, 1963
@ Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection
WSB-TV (Television station : Atlanta, Ga.)
DescriptionIn this WSB newsfilm clip possibly from the summer of 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. encourages participation in the August 28, 1963 March on Washington. In the clip Dr. King stands in front of a United States flag on the steps of a building surrounded by people. He announces a "nonviolent, peaceful march" on Washington, D.C. and urges that representatives from every state participate. He affirms such action "will place this whole issue before the conscience of this nation" and asserts "we are determined to be free in '63." Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and other leaders of the civil rights movement organized the 1963 March on Washington to encourage Congress to pass civil rights legislation under its consideration. The march happened on August 28, 1963 and was called a success although few in Congress changed their votes. The march was the event where King made his "I have a dream" speech. The civil rights legislation was signed by president Lyndon B. Johnson in July 1964 and became the Civil Rights Act of 1964.Title supplied by cataloger.The Civil Rights Digital Library received support from a National Leadership Grant for Libraries awarded to the University of Georgia by the Institute of Museum and Library Services for digital conversion and description of the WSB-TV Newsfilm Collection.Original found in the WSB-TV newsfilm collection
1 Clip (About 1 Min.): Black And White, Sound16 Mm.
Http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/Cite as: WSB-TV newsfilm clip of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. encouraging participation in the March on Washington, 1963, WSB-TV newsfilm collection, reel 0751, 14:37/15:33, Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, The University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Ga, as presented in the Digital Library of Georgia.