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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
H x W: 2199 pixels × 3347 pixels
File size: 21.09 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 the March on Washington leaders marching as a line.
Civil Rights leaders and organizers of the March on Washington are standing in a long horizontal row. Some are waving, some are looking around and smiling, and some are standing with their hands folded in front of them. They are wearing suits and white March on Washington pinback buttons. Some of the men in the photo include Mathew Ahmann, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Joachim Prinz, Whitney Moore Young Jr., Roy Wilkins, A. Philip Randolph, Walter Reuther, and Eugene Carson Blake. There are also some unidentified men in the photo. There is a crowd of people standing behind them and holding signs. Some of the signs read [WE / DEMAND / DECENT / HOUSING / NOW!], [WE / DEMAND / VOTING / RIGHTS / NOW!], [END / SEGREGATED / RULES / IN / PUBLIC / SCHOOLS], and [WE / MARCH / FOR / EFFECTIVE / CIVIL RIGHTS / LAWS / NOW!].
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Freedom  Search this
Housing  Search this
Labor  Search this
Local and regional  Search this
Men  Search this
Photography  Search this
Suffrage  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
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture