Aug 28 2013

A People’s History of the March on Washington

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We continue our coverage today of the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, of which today is the actual anniversary.

A book by historian Charles Euchner called Nobody Turn Me Around: A People’s History of the 1963 March on Washington attempts to tell the story of the march by building on extensive interviews, archives, FBI files, and private recordings.

Euchner’s account reveals the complex struggles of march organizers and civil rights leaders in 1963, while also weaving in stories of ordinary people who traveled across the country to participate in the movement.

In bringing to life this critical day in US history, Euchner’s book serves as a powerful reminder of the arduous and on-going struggle for equality.

I spoke with Charles Euchner in 2011 when his book was first published.

GUEST: Charles Euchner, author of Nobody Turn Me Around: A People’s History of the 1963 March on Washington.

Click here to listen to the entire, hour-long interview.

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