The March

The March

The Story of the Greatest March in American History

DVD - 2013
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Witness the compelling and dramatic story of the 1963 March on Washington, where Dr. Martin Luther King gave his stirring "I Have a Dream" speech. This watershed event in the Civil Rights Movement helped change the face of America. Recounts the events when 250,000 people came together to form the largest demonstration the young American democracy had ever seen.
Publisher: [United States] : PBS Distribution, ♭2013
ISBN: 9781608839582
Branch Call Number: 323.1196 MAR
Characteristics: 1 DVD (approximately 60 minutes)

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Derringer
Feb 28, 2017

The March is actually quite an interesting history-documentary that tells the viewer how, on August 28, 1963, a mass congregation of over 250,000 people in Washington, DC became a direct catalyst for the passing of the Civil Rights Act in America.

Though there was some fierce opposition from the U.S. government to this march - It's an event that proved to be the beginnings of the legacy of freedom for all American citizens (regardless of their race, creed, or colour).

Here is a documentary that tells the story of the defiance of discrimination and that victory, as it is recounted by the people who made it happen and to those whose lives it changed forever.

Featuring some superb vintage, newsreel footage - This program has a 60-minute running time.

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ManMachine
Feb 14, 2017

(*Martin Luther King quote*) - "I have a dream."

If you are at all interested in knowing about the American Civil Rights Movement as it clearly stood (on shaky ground) in the early 1960s, then this first-rate, PBS documentary called "The March" will certainly be worth your while to watch.

Featuring plenty of excellent archival footage, along with interviews with those involved - "The March" carefully chronicles the events that inevitably led up to (what is considered to be) one of the greatest marches for racial equality in American history.

It was on August 28, 1963 that over 200,000 people (black & white) peacefully showed up in droves in Washington, DC (from many states) in order to be part of this powerfully moving, historical event..... (*Watch video-clip*)

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ba_library
Jul 16, 2016

A powerful event that still resonates today. A man with a dream and conviction to find a peaceful resolution. Watch it!

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Keogh
Jan 11, 2014

An outstanding documentary from PBS, this explores not only the day of the March on Washington, a pivotal moment of the 20th century, but the leadup to it, in terms of the organization, concerns, and issues facing those who came out. Many of those who were involved are still around today, and offer their commentary. The documentary is insightful and thought provoking, and a welcome light on a crucial era in history.

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