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March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom: We Shall Overcome

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Title

March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom: We Shall Overcome

Description

This ten-page item contains a collection of five graphic collages created as a memento for those who participated in the historic March on Washington for Freedom and Jobs on August 28, 1963.

Subject

March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom
National Urban League
Washington (D.C.)

Creator

National Urban League

Source

MarkLevyCollection.Box7.Folder7

Publisher

Queens College Department of Special Collections and Archives (New York, N.Y.)

Date

1963-08-28

Date Created

2010-11-29

Rights

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Format

10 Images
JPEG

Extent

448244 bytes
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Language

English

Type

Text

Spatial Coverage

Washington (D.C.)

Text

This collection of graphic collages has been
created specifically as a memento for those who
participated in the historic March on Washing-
ton for Freedom and Jobs on August 28, 1963.
It depicts man's inhumanity, his cruelty to
his fellow human being. This memento, we be-
lieve, will inspire us to assert man's decency and
goodness through an understanding of anguish.
It is more than an expression of one event.
It is rather a reminder of generations of hope,
of sacrifice, and of faith.

As we view this collection and think about
the period in history which led to its creation,
may we pledge to ourselves and our posterity,
the kind of sincere activity and personal wit-
nessing which will put these tragedies behind
us as we move together toward the kind of Amer-
ica which is our heritage. We shall overcome.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

A jail can only hold a man's body - his mind and heart
remain free.

The use of dogs to fight men is an act of cowardice - and
only the users are degraded.

When religious and patriotic symbols are used as a shield
by hate-makers, our Democracy and all it stands for
becomes a mockery.

The swastika and the high-pressure hose - instruments of
brutality - can never dampen the spirits of a. free people.

WE SHALL OVERCOME! And in the process assume the
responsibilities as well as the rewards of citizenship!

The March on Washington
for jobs and Freedom
Wednesday, August 28, 1963

Original Format

Collagraphy (prints)
Paper;
8.5 x 11 inches (216 x 279 mm)

Citation

National Urban League, “March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom: We Shall Overcome,” Queens College Civil Rights Archives, accessed May 17, 2022, http://archives.qc.cuny.edu/civilrights/items/show/95.

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