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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
The International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW), American, ca. 1955  Search this
Asbury United Methodist Church, American, founded 1836  Search this
United States Department of Justice, American, founded 1870  Search this
H x W: 4343 pixels × 2954 pixels
File size: 36.73 MB
digital images
digital media - born analog
Place captured:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
August 28, 1963
A color digital image of the crowd during the March on Washington.
The image depicts a sea of people, many of whom hold placards above the crowd. Within the large crowd are smaller groups wearing matching hats. The signs read [WE / MARCH / FOR / FIRST CLASS / CITIZENSHIP /NOW!], [WE / DEMAND / AND END / TO BIAS /NOW!], [WE / MARCH / FOR / EFFECTIVE / CIVIL RIGHTS / LAWS / NOW!], and [UAW SAYS: / PASS A LAW / REQUIRING / THE DEPARTMENT / OF JUSTICE TO / ENFORCE JUSTICE / through CIVIL / RIGHTS SUITS].
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
Photography  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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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
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