I Was There: Oral Histories of the March on Washington

March on Washington panel discussion and video presentation

March on WashingtonPlease join us Aug. 20 at 6:30 p.m. for a lively panel discussion featuring four individuals who attended the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom 50 years ago and will reflect on their experiences.

Panelists include:

  • Howard University alumna and retired Howard University administrator and academic Dr. Ella Kelly;
  • Social activist Chris Hager;
  • Journalist and Malcomite A. Peter Bailey; and
  • LGBT activist Paul Kuntzler.

These activists' oral histories will be permanently archived in the library's Special Collections Department. There will also be a short video presentation. In the Black Studies Center, Room 316.

**Special Collections is currently seeking to collect oral histories of D.C. residents only who attended the March on Washington and memorabilia (photographs, buttons, flyers, programs, etc). If you are interested in sharing your story, please contact Kelly Navies, Special Collections Librarian, at (202) 727-1199 or Kelly.navies@dc.gov.

If you are interested in donating memorabilia to the Archives, please contact Derek Gray, Archivist, at (202) 727-2272.