50th Anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom
Los Angeles Events
While the 50th Anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom will be celebrated in Washington, D.C. today with various events and ceremonies (see earlier post), Los Angeles will also participate with its own commemoration and calls to action.
Bells all around the world will be rung to bring to life King’s words, “Let Freedom Ring.” Everyone is invited to ring bells at 12:00 p.m. PST.
Tonight, there will be a Commemoration and Call to Action Mass Meeting with a reception at 6:00 p.m. and program at 7:00 p.m at the Holman United Methodist Church, 3320 West Adams Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90018.
Lastly, for a short time, the UCLA Charles Young Library Special Collections will host a flash exhibit: The 50th Anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
The exhibit features a small but powerful set of documents related to the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Pulled from the Ralph Bunche Papers, you can view the original program, the list of platform guests, and Bunche’s NAACP armband and platform guest pass.
The items are in a case next to the reading room door in Special Collections on the A Level in YRL.