Voices of the March on Washington (Gate City Chapter)

Children's Story Hour

Voices of the March on Washington

presented by the International Civil Rights Center and Museum


In the nation’s capital fifty years ago—August 28, 1963—civil rights organizations  assembled a groundswell of  250,000 ordinary citizens for a

history making  event, the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Our program looks back and asks: What vision did the marchers have for a changing America? Did they accomplish their objectives? What do we learn from this march about implementing social and political change in our society today? What are the civil rights issues that engage us today?

Our panelists include:

  • James Shields, Guilford College
  • Barbara Lawrence,  J.D., attorney at law;
  • Lea Williams,  Ed.D., author of Servants of the People;
  • Mandy Carter, National Black Justice Coalition;
  • Sharon Warren Cook,  Ph.D., North Carolina A&T State University;
  • Bamidele A. Demerson, International Civil Rights Center & Museum.

Join us as we discuss these issues, Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at 6pm.

*Cost: $6.00 for Adults, Seniors & Students $4.00 for Youth. FREE for Museum Members!

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