Looking Back At The March On Washington | KCUR

Looking Back At The March On Washington

Feb 27, 2013

One of the most iconic moments of the Civil Rights Movement was Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, which took place during the 1963 March on Washington.

On Thursday's Up to Date, we'll talk with historians Leon Litwack and Patricia Sullivan about how the historic demonstration affected the Civil Rights Movement.

HEAR MORE: Leon Litwack will speak Feb. 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch of the Kansas City Public Library. The program continues at the Plaza Branch March 1 at 9 a.m. with other speakers, and Patricia Sullivan will speak at 10 a.m.

Leon F. Litwack is the A. & M. Morrison Professor of American History Emeritus at the University of California Berkeley. He received his bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and his Ph.D. at Columbia University. His published works include North of Slavery: The Negro in the Free States, Been in the Storm So Long: The Aftermath of Slavery and Trouble in Mind: Black Southerners in the Age of Jim Crow.

Patricia A. Sullivan is a professor of history at the University of South Carolina. She received her bachelor's degree from Molloy College, her master's from Boston College and her Ph.D. from Emory university. Her published works include Lift Every Voice: The NAACP and the Making of the Civil Rights Movement, Freedom Writer: Virginia Foster Durr, Letters from the Civil Rights Years and Days of Hope: Race and Democracy in the New Deal Era.