Program at the Lincoln Memorial
The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom
August 28, 1963

  1. The National Anthem: Led by Marian Anderson.

  2. Invocation: Rev. Patrick O'Boyle, Archbishop of Washington.

  3. Opening Remarks: A. Philip Randolph, Director March on Washington

  4. 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.

  5. Tribute to Negro Women Fighters for Freedom
      Daisy Bates
      Diane Nash Bevel
      Mrs. Medgar Evers
      Mrs. Herbert Lee
      Rosa Parks
      Gloria Richardson

  6. Remarks: John Lewis, Chairman, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.

  7. Remarks: Walter Reuther, President, UAW, AFL-CIO; Chairman, Industrial Union Department, AFL-CIO.

  8. 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.]

  9. Song: Eva Jessye Choir

  10. Prayer: Rabbi Uri Miller, President Synagogue Council of America.

  11. Remarks: Whitney M. Young, Jr., Executive Director, National Urban League.

  12. Remarks: Matthew Ahmann, Executive Director, National Catholic Conference for Interracial Justice.

  13. Remarks: Roy Wilkins, Executive Secretary, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

  14. We've Been 'Buked and We've Been Scorned: Mahalia Jackson.

  15. Remarks: Rabbi Joachim Prinz, President American Jewish Congress.

  16. Remarks: The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, President, Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

  17. The Pledge: A. Philip Randolph

  18. Benediction: Dr. Benjamin E. Mays, President, Morehouse College.

    "We Shall Overcome"


(Labor donated)