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PBS is proud to bring you a series of online events and chats August 28th, 2013 to mark the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. Each chat will invite a special panel of guests and experts to discuss a range of issues from the racial & political climate of the U.S. in 1963 to present day issues that beg the question, how far as have we come?

Browse the list of events below and come back at that time to watch and participate.  

What's coming up? 

August 28, 2013
12PM ET
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 The March@50: Episode 1 "Jobs" - Chat with filmmaker Shukree Tilghman as he dissects the first episode of his web series, The March@50, inviting viewers into an extended dialogue about employment and economic equality. 

2PM ET: “Pre-March” - Revisit the political and racial climate of the U.S. in 1963 as organizers prepared for the historic March on Washington. What was at stake? Why were so many reluctant about the March and what made its stakeholders agree to do it against all odds?

4PM ET: “In the Mind of an Influencer" - Just how aligned were organizing groups of the 1963 March on Washington? Why did Bayard Rustin insist on approving all messages and communication in advance? Join a conversation about the different groups who came together, despite their difference of opinions, to send one message of unity for change. 

6PM ET: The Living Petition: August 28, 1963” - Revisit the day of the March with a guest panel of civil rights leaders and organizers who will highlight some of the most memorable and interesting facts about the March on Washington. 

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Johnnie Turner

Rep. Johnnie Turner serves in 108th TN Gen Assembly for Dist 85 and is a retired educator.

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Joan Nelson

Joan Nelson is a retired Broadcaster and an African American historian.

 
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The Digital March

Join a full day of special online events and activities, featuring local participants and community leaders.

When: August 28, 2013

Who: Ms. Joan Nelson will answer questions during an online chat during a 1:00 p.m. panel discussion. Representative Turner will be participating at 5:00 p.m.

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