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Photograph by:
Aaron Stanley Tretick, American, 1921 - 1999  Search this
Subject of:
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, American, founded 1963  Search this
John Lewis, American, 1940 - 2020  Search this
Mathew H. Ahmann, American, 1931 - 2001  Search this
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., American, 1929 - 1968  Search this
Dr. Joachim Prinz, German American, 1902 - 1988  Search this
Whitney Moore Young Jr., American, 1921 - 1971  Search this
Roy Wilkins, American, 1901 - 1981  Search this
A. Philip Randolph, American, 1889 - 1979  Search this
Walter Reuther, American, 1907 - 1970  Search this
Eugene Carson Blake, American, 1906 - 1985  Search this
Joseph L. Rauh Jr., American, 1911 - 1992  Search this
Cleveland Robinson, Jamaican American, 1914 - 1995  Search this
H x W: 2240 pixels × 3065 pixels
File size: 19.68 MB
digital images
digital media - born analog
Place captured:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
August 28, 1963
A black and white image of March on Washington leaders marching as a line in front of other marchers.
The image depicts a line of men standing together, many clasping hands, in front of a crowd of marchers holding signs. From left to right, the men in front are: unidentified man, John Lewis, Matthew Ahmann, Floyd MicKissick, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Cleveland Robinson, Rabbi Joachim Prinz, Joseph Rauh, Whitney Young, Roy Wilkins, A. Philip Randolph, Walter Reuther, an unidentified man, and Eugene Carson Blake. All the march leaders wear dark suits with white shirts and dark neckties except for Blake, who wears a clerical collar, and Rauh, who wears a bowtie. Most of the men also wear white and black March on Washington buttons. Behind the men, signs held aloft read [WE / MARCH / FOR / JOBS / FOR ALL / NOW!], [WE / DEMAND / DECENT HOUSING / NOW!], and [END / SEGREGATED / RULES / IN / PUBLIC / SCHOOLS].
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Freedom  Search this
Housing  Search this
Judaism  Search this
Labor  Search this
Local and regional  Search this
Men  Search this
Photography  Search this
Segregation  Search this
U.S. History, 1961-1969  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kitty Kelley and the Estate of Stanley Tretick
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Collection title:
Stanley Tretick Photography Collection
Media Arts-Photography
Civil Rights Movement
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom
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National Museum of African American History and Culture