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March on Washington - 50th Anniversary

The words in this image are from Dr. King’s “I Have A Dream” speech which he delivered at the March on Washington. 

About this section

As our nation takes pause to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, we decided to capture the memories of JCSU alumni who attended the march and those who have vivid memories of images and words from that day. 

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About the march

JCSU alumni were active in the Civil Rights Movement and some participated in the March on Washington and shared with us some of their thoughts and feelings as they witnessed the historic events unfold. 

Civil Rights Timeline

A browsable condensed history of many of the Civil Rights events that led up to and came after the March on Washington. 

Alumni Memories from Washington

JCSU alumni were active in the Civil Rights Movement and some participated in the March on Washington and shared with us some of their thoughts and feelings as they witnessed the historic events unfold. 

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