U.S. History

"This Is the Day: The March on Washington"

Michael Eric Dyson; Paul Farber; Brigitte Freed

About the Program

The late photojournalist Leonard Freed (1929-2006) documented the March on Washington from its preparations to the day of the proceedings and its aftermath.  His hundreds of photographs have been curated by his widow, Brigitte Freed, and accompanied by an essay for the collection by Michael Eric Dyson, sociology professor at Georgetown University, and an afterword authored by Paul Farber, visiting instructor in Urban Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.  Ms. Freed, Mr. Dyson, and Mr. Farber discuss Leonard Freed’s work and display many of his photographs from the March on Washington at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.
 

About the Authors

Brigitte Freed

Brigitte Freed is the widow of the late photojournalist, Leonard Freed.

Paul Farber

Paul Farber is a visiting lecturer in Urban Studies at the University of Pennsylvania and a PhD candidate in American Culture at the University of Michigan. 


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Michael Eric Dyson

Michael Eric Dyson is a sociology professor at Georgetown University. His books, include I May Not Get There With You: The True Martin Luther King, Jr. and Making Malcolm: The Myth and Meaning of Malcolm X.  


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"This Is the Day: The March on Washington"

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Past Airings

  • Sunday, March 3rd at 2:45am (ET)
  • Saturday, February 23rd at 10am (ET)
  • Monday, February 18th at 7am (ET)
  • Sunday, February 17th at 10pm (ET)
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