August 28, 2023, is the 60th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, also known as the March on Washington. More than 200,000 people took part in the demonstration held on the National Mall to advocate for Black Americans’ civil and economic rights. This event is commonly viewed as the turning point in the civil rights movement when the American public came to see race relations as a national issue.
Over the years, The Unwritten Record has featured many records related to the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. We are resharing several of these posts to mark the anniversary of the march.
To access additional records highlighting the March on Washington, please visit the National Archives Catalog, where you can find related still images, sound recordings, and moving images. You can also learn more by visiting the National Archives website and additional blogs linked below.
Rediscovering Black History, Let Freedom Ring!!! Honoring the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom
The Center For Legislative Archives, The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom
Milestone Documents, Official Program for the March on Washington (1963)
The Center For Legislative Archives, Pamphlet on Final Plans for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, August 28, 1963