National Museum of African American History and Culture Honors March on Washington Anniversary, August 28, 2020

To commemorate the 50 anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture will make available the film commissioned for its grand opening by Ava Duvernay, “August 28: A Day in the Life of a People.” The film will be available to view on the museum’s homepage and YouTube channel starting at 10:00 a.m. for 24 hours.

The museum will also provide a digital resource webpage exploring the historical significance of the march with collection objects, stories, videos and content related to the historic march. This page will include voices of A. Phillip Randolph, Rep. John Lewis, and many unsung activists and a performance by singer Marian Anderson. The resource webpage is available at nmaahc.si.edu/marchonwashington

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