Comcast Commemorates 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington


Subjects: Civics, Ethics & Communities, History, Social Studies
Grade Level: All
Source: Comcast Corporation

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, a major milestone of the Civil Rights Movement where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his historic “I Have a Dream” speech, Comcast Corporation has created a video compilation to help chronicle the history and impact of the movement. His Dream, Our Stories initiative includes more than 80 unique and personal interviews with civic leaders, elders, clergy, and activists, and is accessible at His Dream, Our Stories.

Through commentary and archived footage, His Dream, Our Stories chronicles the March on Washington, the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement through interviews from influential leaders, including Rev. Billy Kyles, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr., a member of the Little Rock Nine, political leaders like Rep. Charlie Rangel and attendees of the March on Washington, the Detroit Walk to Freedom and the Selma-Montgomery March. Other topics include sit-ins of the 1960s, the Atlanta Student Movement, Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike of 1968 and the impact and legacy of Dr. King’s civil rights journey.

In addition to viewing the full library of interviews, visitors to His Dream, Our Stories will be able to submit their own stories commemorating the 50th anniversary of this pivotal event in our nation’s history and learn about civil rights organizations who continue to work toward equality and freedom, including the NAACP, the National Urban League and The History Makers.

Comcast Commemorates 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

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