The 1963 March on Washington was a pivotal moment in the Civil Rights Movement. More than 250,000 people joined in peaceful demonstration for racial and economic equality. Their clarion call helped usher in sweeping civil rights legislation and a sea change in public opinion, and the event endures today as a symbol of unity and monumental impact.

Join PBS as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. We've marked this special occasion with a new one-hour documentary, web series and online events & discussions.

Photos courtesy National Archives and Records Administration.

The Documentary

The Documentary

Narrated by Denzel Washington, this documentary looks at the March 50 years later.

The Web Series

The Web Series

Take a contemporary look at the legacy of the March and delivery of its promises.

The Local Stories

The Local Stories

Browse an online collection of local stories about the March on Washington.


PBS is proud to bring you a special collection of online screenings and live events the week of August 26, 2013 to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. Browse our list of events below to save the date or start testing your knowledge of the 1963 March.

Online Events

Online Events

Join a LIVE Chat with filmmakers, historians or participants of the 1963 March.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Browse and share different facts and stats about the March!

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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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