Sunday, July 1, 2012

PAST: FILM: The National Gallery of Art Screens the Documentary on "The March on Washington" in Honor of MLK Day! SUN, Jan 20th from 2:00pm - 2:35pm, Free

In Honor of MLK Day "The March to Washington"
Screens at the National Gallery of Art
Sunday, January 20th
2:00pm - 2:35pm

Fifty years ago, in August 1963, the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom became one of the biggest political rallies in the history of the United States. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech, and the rally encouraged passage of the Civil Rights Act (1964) and the Voting Rights Act (1965). 

James Blue's documentary, produced for the United States Information Agency (USIA), was intended for use outside the country. In 1990 Congress authorized the screening of USIA films domestically and, in 2008, The March to Washington was selected for preservation by the National Film Registry. (James Blue, 1964, 35 mm, 33 minutes)
East Building Concourse, Auditorium
4th & Constitution Ave, NW
Metro: Judiciary Sq - closest to the East Building

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