In this modern world where social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube are pop culture society’s most used form of communication, it’s hard to believe that historic events like The March on Washington and Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech was even able to take place with the crowd that it gathered. The March on Washington and Martin Luther King's "I Have A Dream Speech" are celebrating their 50th Anniversary.
To commemorate the historic event that helped pave the way for social change forever, many networks and news sites are remembering the event in with specials, interviews and that can help today’s millennial remember and learn from this special event for generations to come.
PBS celebrates with the broadcast of its documentary "The March" airing Tuesday, March 27th at 9:00 p.m./8:00 p.m. central. The powerful documentary recaptures the energy and spirit of the crowd at they heard the speech for the first time. Not yet the world recognized inspirational Civil Rights Leader he would later become, King inspired the crowd of more than 250, 000 and the world to demand the U.S.’s Civil Rights Act of 1964 to become law. His "I Have A Dream" speech is shown and the message of the speech is as powerful today as it was 50 years ago.
Narrated by Academy Award winner Denzel Washington, the film features interviews from key players in the event, including organizers and Civil Rights Activists Jack O’Dell, Clarence B. Jones, Julian Bond and Andrew Young; supporters Harry Belafonte, Diahann Carroll, Roger Mudd, Peter Yarrow and Oprah Winfrey. Some of the notable figures featured in the film include Clayborn Carson, Andrew Young, Clarence Jones, Edith Lee Payne, Roger Mudd, Julian Bond, Joyce Ladner, Rachell Horowitz and Peter Yarrow.
Also celebrating The March and The “I Have A Dream” Speech is Comcast, who has put together a retrospective on the historic event with firsthand accounts of the weekend from Civil Rights Leaders across Multiple Platforms for a feature on the Civil Rights Movement History on HisDreamOurStories.com.
The site features video Interviews with Civil Right Leaders, Including Rev. Billy Kyles, Mamie Chalmers, Rep. John Lewis, and Former U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young to be Available through Xfinity On Demand. The interviews will be available until October 12th and forever on HisDreamOurStories.com.
Xfinity has Xfinity.com/MLK with is open to all, not just Xfinity customers. This site will include the interviews along with news stories about the civil rights movement in this country. Content can also be found on MSNB, select NBC Owned Television Stations, InteractiveOne.com and Rolling Stone will feature His Dream, Our Stories content online at RollingStone.com.
Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech is one of the few important recordings that have been added to the Library of Congress’ United States National Recording Registry.
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