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Original black and white negative by Warren K. Leffler.
Taken August 28th, 1963, Washington D.C, United States (Library of Congress).
Fifty-seven years ago today on the 28th August, 1963, a whole generation marched on America’s capital demanding equal rights and opportunities for black Americans. The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom as is it was officially called, culminated in speeches by various speakers, including a young John Lewis, and Martin Luther King Jr., whose speech, ‘I Have A Dream’ remains one of the most seminal speeches of the 20th century. The march is credited with the passing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
>Original caption reads, "Civil rights march on Washington, D.C. / [WKL]."
This photograph forms part of a set of 20 images depicting prominent moments of the Civil Rights Movement in America. See the entire collection over at Unsplash
I find the man in the suit in the very center to be very visually interesting. He is the only person in the entire frame who’s body isn’t at least partially obscured, you can seen his whole body. Everyone else in the picture has part of their body covered by something.
He just stands out.
Same message only now the majority of people marching are white.