On August 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and other civil rights leaders led a crowed of over 200,000 people in the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom to the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. After a diverse collection of performers and speakers, the highlight of the event came when Dr. King delivered his iconic "I Have a Dream" speech, urging America to "make real the promises of democracy."
Were you at the March on Washington? We want to hear from you. Tell us your memories, describe the scene, tell us how you got to Washington, tell us how it changed your life.
The Library will be commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom and Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech this August with an exhibit and event. Share your story, photos and memorabilia with us. We may even ask you to be a part of our program.
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include "March 50" in the subject line of your e-mail. Or call (414) 286-3023 and leave a message mentioning the March along with your name and how best to reach you.
If you know someone who was at the March, please share this message with them and encourage them to share their story with the Milwaukee community!