The March on Washington

Marchers participating in the March on Washington August 28 1963 (WARREN K LEFFLER LOC)

The March on Washington

August 28, 2023, is the 60th anniversary of the "March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom."

Walk the route taken by the 250,000 demonstrators who arrived in Washington, D.C. from across the country to attend the August 28, 1963, "March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom," the largest demonstration for human rights in U.S. history.

- Hear about the men and women who planned and organized the March and the key role played by Black Washingtonians.

- Learn why A. Philip Randolph, Director of the March on Washington, is honored at D.C.'s Union Station.

- Find out why organizations like the National Council for Negro Women and its executive director Dorothy Height were crucial to the March's success--and why their contributions were downplayed on August 28.

- Relive the March through the perspective of then 12-year-old Edith Lee-Payne, a photo of whom has become an iconic image of the March.

- Stand where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech and see where he completed its final draft.

And more!

Led by Washington Walks guide Carolyn Crouch and Attucks Adams guide Tim Wright.


If you like this Washington walking tour, you might also like: Black History in Lafayette Park and U Street.


9:00 a.m. to 12 noon on:

Friday, August 25 | Sunday, August 20, 27

Approximately 3 hours with a 15-minute break
Reservations REQUIRED and limited to 25 participants.

$50 per person

Discounted rate available for D.C. Public School/UDC faculty, staff, and students.  Select SCHOOL rate at check out.

Starts inside Union Station by the statue of A. Philip Randolph (located at the entrance to Gate D)
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