March on Washington Anniversary Commemoration – Why Did They Choose to March in DC?

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Why did March on Washington Organizers want to march when they had other effective methods, such as boycotts and legislation, at their disposal?

And, seeing whereas most of the trouble was in the deep South – why did they want to march in Washington, DC.  I mean, if there’s a fire in Atlanta, you don’t send firefighters to Denver?

Hear a panel of distinguished historians answer these questions and more as it relates to some of the behind the scenes planning that took place for The March on Washington.