Voices of the March on Washington

As we prepare to mark 50th anniversary of the March on Washington tomorrow, we wanted to share some of the lesser told stories.

Many of the most fascinating parts of the March come from the citizens themselves. Leading up the March, President Kennedy received an abundance of correspondence from everyday citizens expressing their support –and often- their hostility towards the President for being “too sympathetic” with the black cause. Telegrams poured in from around the country and from all walks of life. 

Take some time to view some of this correspondence above, and view more stories on the March on our new microsite at:

civilrights.jfklibrary.org/Media-Assets/The-March-on-Washington-for-Jobs-and-Freedom.aspx

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