Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington – August 28, 1963

Special Collections commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington by showcasing below a few items from our archives related to the Civil Rights Movement. “March on Washington” flyers were distributed to various African American communities in 1963. These flyers document the historic moment when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Pins were also distributed to promote the March on Washington and the Freedom Ride. Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), a Chicago-based organization committed to racial and social justice, was a major sponsor of the March on Washington event.

These items and many more can be found in the  Dr. John O. Brown Family papers. Visit our Reading Room on the 8th floor to research these historical documents. Also, explore our online exhibition: The Civil Rights Movement and the Black Experience in Miami to view more items related to this important era in our nation’s history.