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:
- 50th anniversary of March on Washington (tv.msnbc.com)
- The 1963 March on Washington: Celebrate King, but don’t forget John Lewis (bobmannblog.com)
- LOOK: March On Washington’s 50th Anniversary Honored (freshwaddabrooks.com)
- John Lewis: ‘We’re Better People’ 50 Years After March On Washington (huffingtonpost.com)