50 years ago – The New York Times coverage of “March on Washington”

nyt march on washington-sliderOn August 28, 1963, U.S. citizens in the hundreds of thousands convened in the nation’s capital for a March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.  A milestone in the political movements for civil rights and economic justice for African Americans, the gathering featured Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s  famed ‘I Have A Dream’ speech.

A visit to one of SU Libraries numerous historical news databases offers a glimpse at the The New York Times (NYT) front page coverage immediately following the event, including the initial reporting about Dr. King’s speech.  SU students, staff, and faculty with active NetIDs can visit these NYT front-page views online using the links below:

The New York Times – August 29, 1963 – front page coverage of March on Washington (via Proquest Historical Newspapers: The New York Times database)

The ProQuest platform allows zooming and navigation to story continuation pages.

Those interested in more general database starting points for historical news research or for scholarly analysis of U.S. civil rights movements may wish to also visit:

For more information, contact Michael Pasqualoni, Subject Librarian for Political Science & Public Communications, or Bonnie Ryan, Subject Librarian for African American Studies.





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