August 28, 2013

12:00 Noon – 1:00 pm, Dining Room A
The Bayard Rustin Papers: Curatorial Talk and Research Panel
An exploration in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington
Special guest Sharon J. Lettman-Hicks, Executive Director/CEO of the National Black Justice Coalition, will facilitate a panel of Library of Congress employees: Adrienne Cannon, John Ashley, Luis Clavell and Brock Thompson. The panel will provide insight into the life of civil rights leader Bayard Rustin, prominent strategist for the 1963 March on Washington, as shown through the Bayard Rustin Collection. The papers, held by the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress, illuminate the man and his mission of equality. For more information, please contact Erin Hawkins, ehawkins@loc.gov

September 4, 2013

Noon , Graphic Arts Gallery
Highlight tour of the exhibition, A Day Like No Other: Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington with curators Verna P. Curtis and Maricia Battle (P&P)

September 26, 2013

2 p.m., Graphic Arts Gallery
Historian, C.R. Gibbs will discuss the impact of the March on Washington

October 24, 2013

10-11 am, Whittall Pavilion
Books & Beyond For Young People: Cynthia Y. Levinson will discuss and sign her new book "We've Got a Job To Do: The l963 Birmingham Children's March" (Peachtree Publishers, 2012)

October 25, 2013

Noon, Graphic Arts Gallery
Paul Farber will discuss photographer Leonard Freed's approach to his photographs

November 5, 2013

Potentially:  Morning symposium with photographers represented in the exhibition. Contacts Verna P. Curtis and Maricia Battle, Prints & Photographs Division

November 6, 2013

Noon, Whittall Pavilion
Simeon and Carol Booker discuss their book Shocking the Conscience: A Reporter's Account of the Civil Rights Movement

November 13, 2013

Noon, Whittall Pavilion
March on Washington: Protest Songs of the 1960s that Shaped American Culture
Roundtable Discussion with Nicholas Alexander Brown, Music Division / Todd Harvey, American Folklife Center / Francisco Macias, Law Library & Hispanic Cultural Society / James Wintle, Music Division .   In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, Library curators lead an open roundtable discussion about the music that came to shape American culture during the 1960s. Explore the origins and legacies of songs and musicians whose work have become synonymous with America, from “We Shall Overcome” to Marian Anderson, Bob Dylan, and Joan Baez.

Presented in association with “A Day Like No Other: Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington” / Office of Opportunity, Inclusion and Compliance / Blacks in Government / Daniel A.P. Murray African-American Culture Association / Hispanic Cultural Society / LC GLOBE

November 14, 2013

Noon, Coolidge Auditorium
March on Washington: Protest Songs  of the 1960s that Shaped American Culture
Roundtable Discussion with Nicholas Alexander Brown, Music Division / James Wintle, Music Division / Todd Harvey, American Folklife Center

In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, Library curators lead an open roundtable discussion about the music that came to shape American culture during the 1960s. Explore the origins and legacies of songs and musicians whose work has become synonymous with American culture, from “We Shall Overcome” to Marian Anderson, Bob Dylan and Joan Baez.

December 19, 2013

Noon, Graphic Arts Gallery
Paul Farber will discuss photographer Leonard Freed's approach to his photographs.