People departing grounds of Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC after Civil Rights march and Philip Randolph addresses reporters
Washington DC USA Date:1963, August 28 Duration:3 min 3 sec Sound:Yes
Americans gathered in large numbers for the Civil Rights march in Washington DC, known as the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. They are seen gathered at the Lincoln Memorial following the speech by Martin Luther King Jr. People hold flags in their hands. They hold their hands together and sing "We Shall Overcome". Organizers begin taking down chairs as the crowd is departing the Lincoln Memorial grounds. A young woman takes photographs of the people. They hold boards and placards in hands. People sit along the sides of the Reflecting Pool near the memorial. They talk amongst themselves and soak their feet in the water. A man in a Queens College sweatshirt walks and talks with a friend. At another location, A. Philip Randolph addresses reporters and speaks about the success of the march. Roy Wilkins and Walter Reuther stand beside him. Night view of the city. People returning home from the March. People sleep in buses.
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