Interested viewers who are unable to participate in The Digital March from home can come to the WKNO Digital Media Center (7151 Cherry Farms Road in Cordova) during the chat from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. where they can watch the chat and ask questions in the Mr. Chuck Community Room.

There are also Memphis Library branches participating from noon until 6:00 p.m.: 

- Poplar-White Station Branch (5094 Poplar Avenue)
- Whitehaven Branch (4120 Mill Branch Road)
- North Branch (1192 Vollintine).

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Tuesday, August 27th:

9PM ET: The March | Live Chat  

Join PBS for a live chat during the broadcast premiere of the documentary film, The MarchReplay Chat


Wednesday, August 28th:  


12PM ET: 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. Replay this event

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? Replay this event

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. 
Replay this event

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. Replay this event

Browse and select from a handful of films & stories that highlight the 1963 March on Washington and Civil Rights Movement. Presented by trusted partners and PBS Member Stations. Enter the Screening Room

Screening Room Events:
1PM ETJoin PBSSoCal for a live studio conversation about the film, "Building The Dream: The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial." Replay this event

5PM ET:  American Masters Presents James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket- Renowned author and poet James Baldwin, who made a prominent appearance at the March on Washington, brings you his own story in the film, The Price of the Ticket: exploring what it means to be born black, impoverished, gay and gifted – in a world that has yet to understand that “all men are brothers.”  Join Co-Writers/Producers Karen Thorsen and Douglas K. Dempsey for an interactive screening, where they will answer what went into making the film and the man in front of the camera. 


And join PBS every Wednesday in September for continued live chats and discussions around The March@50. 

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Johnnie Turner

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


Joan Nelson

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


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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