The March

The March

SBS  |  December 28, 2014

A compelling documentary by acclaimed filmmaker John Akomfrah on the renowned and historic 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on 28 August 1963 was a watershed moment in the American civil rights movement that brought together a huge coalition of powerful and revered civil rights organisations, labour unions and leaders. Told by the people who organised it and were part of it, this documentary goes behind the scenes to reveal what it took to stage such an event. Featuring interviews with the key players, from civil rights activists and celebrity supporters, to Kennedy administration officials.

A compelling documentary by acclaimed filmmaker John Akomfrah on the renowned and historic 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on 28 August 1963 was a watershed moment in the American civil rights movement that brought together a huge coalition of powerful and revered civil rights organisations, labour unions and leaders. Told by the people who organised it and were part of it, this documentary goes behind the scenes to reveal what it took to stage such an event. Featuring interviews with the key players, from civil rights activists and celebrity supporters, to Kennedy administration officials.

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