March on Washington Documentary – 250,000 People Marching for Jobs and Freedom

NARA ARC 541998March organizers were worried about turnout.  A lot of people said they were going to come, but there was a negative buzz in the media, and on the streets.  March planners had hoped that they could attract 100,000 people.  They thought that would be a victory in and of itself.  Instead, they got more than twice that!  But what did the numbers mean?  Or, more to the point – what did the numbers represent??  One-hundred thousand or Two-Hundred and Fifty-Thousand…a panel of distinguished historians shares their thoughts as to the significance of the numbers…

 

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