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At The Lincoln Memorial During March On Washington
Civil Rights leaders pose in the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Washington DC, August 28, 1963. Pictured are, standing from left, director of the National Catholic Conference for Interracial Justice Matthew Ahmann, Rabbi Joachim Prinz (1902 - 1988), Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) leader John Lewis, Protestant minister Eugene Carson Blake (1906 - 1985), Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) leader Floyd McKissick (1922 - 1991), and labor union leader Walter Reuther (1907 - 1970); sitting from left, National Urban League executive director Whitney Young (1921 - 1971), unidentified, labor union leader A Philip Randolph (1889 - 1979), Dr. Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. (1929 - 1968), and National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) leader Roy Wilkins (1901 - 1981). The march and rally provided the setting for the Dr. King iconic 'I Have a Dream' speech.
August 28, 1963