Program at the Lincoln Memorial
The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom
August 28, 1963
- The National Anthem: Led by Marian Anderson.
- Invocation: Rev. Patrick O'Boyle, Archbishop of Washington.
- Opening Remarks: A. Philip Randolph, Director March on
- Remarks: Dr. Eugene Blake, Stated Clerk, United Presbyterian Church,
Vice Chairman, Commission on Race Relations of the National Council of
Churches of Christ in America.
- Tribute to Negro Women Fighters for Freedom
Diane Nash Bevel
Mrs. Medgar Evers
Mrs. Herbert Lee
- Remarks: John Lewis, Chairman, Student
Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.
- Remarks: Walter Reuther, President, UAW, AFL-CIO; Chairman,
Industrial Union Department, AFL-CIO.
- Remarks: James Farmer, National Director, Congress of Racial
Equality. [Farmer's statement is read by Floyd
McKissick of CORE because Farmer is jailed in Louisiana.]
- Song: Eva Jessye Choir
- Prayer: Rabbi Uri Miller, President Synagogue Council of America.
- Remarks: Whitney M. Young, Jr., Executive Director, National Urban
- Remarks: Matthew Ahmann, Executive Director, National Catholic
Conference for Interracial Justice.
- Remarks: Roy Wilkins, Executive Secretary, National Association for
the Advancement of Colored People.
- We've Been 'Buked and We've Been Scorned: Mahalia Jackson.
- Remarks: Rabbi Joachim Prinz, President American Jewish Congress.
- Remarks: The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King,
President, Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
- The Pledge: A. Philip Randolph
- Benediction: Dr. Benjamin E. Mays, President, Morehouse College.
"We Shall Overcome"