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And Freedom for All:
The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

January 18 - March 25, 2010

 

 

And Freedom for All includes 48 photographs by Stanley Tretick that document the well-known March on Washington where, on August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech at the footsteps of the Lincoln Memorial.

The march drew some 250,000 people and at the time was the largest demonstration ever seen in the nation’s capital. Tretick’s photographs depict organizers and program speakers Matthew Ahmann, Eugene Carson Blake, Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., John Lewis, Floyd McKissick, Rabbi Joachim Prince, A. Philip Randolph, Walter Reuther, Roy Wilkins and Whitney Young. The exhibition also includes photographs of President John F. Kennedy in the Oval Office with march leaders, as well as civil rights activists who arrived from across the country.

 

“What we need in the United States is not division; what we need in the United States is not hatred; what we need in the United States is not violence or lawlessness; but love and wisdom, and compassion toward one another, and a feeling of justice toward those who still suffer within our country, whether they be white or they be black.”

--Robert F. Kennedy,
April 4, 1968

 

Pulitzer Prize winner Taylor Branch will speak on Wednesday, March 24, 2010, at 7:30 p.m. in Eben Holden as part of St. Lawrence University’s Contemporary Issues Forum. Branch is the author of a trilogy of books published by Simon & Schuster that chronicle the life of Martin Luther King Jr.: Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-63 (1988); Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years, 1963-65 (1998); and At Canaan's Edge: America in the King Years, 1965-1968 (2006). He was the recipient of a five-year MacArthur Foundation Fellowship in 1991 and a National Humanities Medal in 1999.