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The 60th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

Library of Congress; Warren K. Leffler

On this edition of Your Call, we're discussing the 60th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

On August 28, 1963, 250,000 people gathered for the largest civil rights and economic justice march in US history.

As people gathered in Washington DC to mark the anniversary last Saturday, they learned about the racist shooting in Jacksonville, Florida, which left three Black people dead.

How are people who were there in 1963 reflecting on the past and where we are today?


Dr. Janus Adams, historian, Emmy award winning journalist, host of The Janus Adams Show, author of 11 books, including Freedom Days: 365 Inspired Moments in Civil Rights History, and attendee of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

Aaron Bryant, museum curator at the National Museum for African American History and Culture

Web Resources:

Women's Media Center, Dr. Janus Adams: The 1963 March on Washington: ‘I Was There’

The Grio: Dr. Janus Adams on her time at the March on Washington

The Washington Post: An oral history of the March on Washington, 60 years after MLK’s dream

NBC: ‘It's not just a moment, it's a movement': A look back at the 1963 March on Washington

The Guardian: The racist Florida shooter’s ideology extends to ordinary people

The Guardian: Ron DeSantis’s Florida is a dangerous and hostile place for Black Americans

Miami Herald: Florida reviewers of AP African American Studies sought ‘opposing viewpoints’ of slavery

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.
Bee Soll is a producer with Your Call at KALW, and a producer, writer, and editor at KCBS Radio in San Francisco. She is a former reporter for Crosscurrents and contributor at KPFA Radio.