MSNBC: Behind the Scenes at the 1963 March on Washington

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By Robert Mann

MSNBC’s “Up with Steve Kornacki” devoted much of Sunday morning’s show to an interesting discussion of the 1963 “March on Washington.” The 50th anniversary of the march and the immortal speech by Martin Luther King, Jr. is Wednesday, Aug. 28.

As the author of two books about the civil rights movement, I was delighted to join the show’s first panel, along with former New York Times columnist Bob Herbert; former aide to Robert Kennedy, Jack Rosenthal; and Walter Fields, executive editor of NorthStar News.

If you’d like to learn something about history of the march, you can watch the first 40 minutes of the show at the links below. It’s broken into three parts:

First segment

Second segment

Third segment

 

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3 Responses to MSNBC: Behind the Scenes at the 1963 March on Washington

  1. Fredster says:

    Enjoyed the segments. I like Kornacki when I’ve seen him, but I’ve also seen him in a confrontational episode where he almost seems to let the other speakers walk over him. That was on a Morning Joe segment.

    I have to ask you Bob, did anyone sample the pastries on the table? LOL!

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