The March

The March

Wed, 08/21/2013 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

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 at a special screening of "The March" at the Little Theatre.

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of historic 1963 March on Washington, a watershed moment in the Civil Rights Movement that helped usher in sweeping civil rights legislation and a sea change in public opinion, WXXI will host a free screening of The March, a new documentary about the dramatic stories behind the event, at the Little Theatre on Wednesday, August 21 at 6:30 p.m. . The screening will be followed by a discussion led by WXXI News' LeShea Agnew with special guests Dr. Walter Cooper and Nazareth College President Daan Braveman, who both participated in the March on Washington. The event is free and open to the public. Seats are first come, first served.

The March 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. 

The March premieres on WXXI-TV Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 9 p.m.