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This is the Day

The March On Washington

By Leonard Freed

This Is the Day: The March on Washington is a stirring photo-essay by photographer Leonard Freed documenting the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom of August 28, 1963, the historic day on which Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech at the base of the Lincoln Memorial. This book commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the historic march that ultimately led to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. 

Never before published in book form, the seventy-five photographs in this volume were chosen from among the hundreds of images that Freed made in the nation’s capitol—before, during, and after the march. These images not only present us with stunning wide-angle views of hundreds of thousands of marchers overflowing the National Mall but also focus on small groups of people straining to see the speakers and on individual faces, each one filled with hope and yearning, epitomized by the beautiful young woman who throws her entire being into singing "We Shall Overcome.” In addition are eighteen pictures from the twentieth-anniversary march of August 1983, conveying a sense of celebration coupled with peaceful protest.

Accompanying the photographs are a first-hand, backstage account of the preparations leading up to the march by social activist and civil rights leader Julian Bond; an essay on the importance of the march and Dr. King's involvement by sociology professor and author Michael Eric Dyson; and an informative discussion of Freed’s approach to the photographic project by scholar Paul Farber.

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Format: Book
Author: Freed, Leonard
Summary: Compiles the photographs taken by Leonard Freed of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, during which Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech.
Title: This is the day : the march on Washington / Leonard Freed ; foreword by Julian Bond ; essay by Michael Eric Dyson ; afterword by Paul M. Farber.
Publisher Date: Los Angeles : J. Paul Getty Museum, c2013.
Subject: March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom (1963 : Washington, D.C.) -- Pictorial works. Civil rights demonstrations -- Washington (D.C.) -- Pictorial works. African Americans -- Civil rights -- Pictorial works. United States -- Social conditions -- 1960-1980 -- Pictorial works United States -- Social conditions -- 1980- -- Pictorial works. Washington (D.C.) -- Social conditions -- Pictorial works.
Isbn: 1606061216 9781606061213
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Call Number: 323.1196 Fre
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Bib Id: 420450

Format: Book
Author: Freed, Leonard
Summary: Compiles the photographs taken by Leonard Freed of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, during which Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech.
Title: This is the day : the march on Washington / Leonard Freed ; foreword by Julian Bond ; essay by Michael Eric Dyson ; afterword by Paul M. Farber.
Publisher, Date: Los Angeles : J. Paul Getty Museum, c2013.
Description: ix, 108 p. : chiefly ill. ; 25 cm.
Subjects: March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom (1963 : Washington, D.C.) -- Pictorial works.
Subjects: Civil rights demonstrations -- Washington (D.C.) -- Pictorial works.
Subjects: African Americans -- Civil rights -- Pictorial works.
Subjects: United States -- Social conditions -- 1960-1980 -- Pictorial works
Subjects: United States -- Social conditions -- 1980- -- Pictorial works.
Subjects: Washington (D.C.) -- Social conditions -- Pictorial works.
Other Author: Dyson, Michael Eric
LCCN: 2012017313
ISBN: 1606061216
ISBN: 9781606061213
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Total Copies: 2
Call Number: 323.1196 Fre