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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
William Willard Wirtz, American, 1912 - 2010  Search this
Floyd McKissick, American, 1922 - 1991  Search this
Mathew H. Ahmann, American, 1931 - 2001  Search this
Whitney Moore Young Jr., American, 1921 - 1971  Search this
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., American, 1929 - 1968  Search this
John Lewis, American, 1940 - 2020  Search this
Dr. Joachim Prinz, German American, 1902 - 1988  Search this
Eugene Carson Blake, American, 1906 - 1985  Search this
A. Philip Randolph, American, 1889 - 1979  Search this
President John F. Kennedy, American, 1917 - 1963  Search this
President Lyndon Baines Johnson, American, 1908 - 1973  Search this
Walter Reuther, American, 1907 - 1970  Search this
Roy Wilkins, American, 1901 - 1981  Search this
The White House, founded 1792  Search this
H x W: 2250 pixels × 3356 pixels
File size: 21.63 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 digital image of the leaders of the March on Washington with President John F. Kennedy and Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson in the Oval Office.
The men are pictured standing in front of an open doorway. From left to right, pictured are: W.Willard Wirtz, Floyd McKissick, Matthew H. Ahmann, Whitney Moore Young Jr., Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., John Lewis, Joachim Prinz, Eugene Carson Blake, A. Philip Randolph, President John F. Kennedy, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, Walter Reuther, and Roy Wilkins. All are wearing dark-colored suits, some with white March on Washington buttons pinned to their lapels.
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Freedom  Search this
Labor  Search this
Local and regional  Search this
Men  Search this
Photography  Search this
Politics  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