U.S. History

Nobody Turn Me Around: A People's History of the 1963 March on Washington

Charles Euchner

About the Program

Charles Euchner, lecturer at Yale University, presents a history of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom that took place on August 28, 1963.  The March, marked by Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial, was attended by over a quarter-million people.  Mr. Euchner, recounts the political and social tensions of the day, including the push for women speakers, the critical words of Malcolm X, and the Kennedy administration's dispersement of military and police due to their fears, contrary to the March's organizers, that the event may not be peaceful.  Charles Euchner discusses his book at the New Haven Public Library in New Haven, Connecticut.

About the Authors

Charles Euchner

Charles Euchner is the author of several books, including The Last Nine Innings.  He is the founder and executive director at the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston at Harvard University and is currently a lecturer in writing at Yale University. 

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Nobody Turn Me Around: A People's History of the 1963 March on Washington

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Past Airings

  • Saturday, February 19th at 1:30pm (ET)
  • Sunday, December 19th at 7am (ET)
  • Saturday, December 18th at 11pm (ET)
  • Saturday, December 18th at 12:45pm (ET)
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