The march was organized by the “Big Six” leaders of the civil rights movement: A. Philip Randolph, Whitney M. Young, Jr., Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., James Farmer, Roy Wilkins, and John Lewis. Bayard Rustin was chief organizer of the march. This year’s was organized by the King Family.
This was Pastor Shirley Caesar 2013
The marchers and the talent who participated, Harper Hill, Jamie Foxx, Soledad O’Brien, Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey
This was Mahalia Jackson 1963
The marchers were entertained by celebrities, including Ossie Davis, Joan Baez, Bobby Darin, Odetta, Bob Dylan, Peter, Paul and Mary, and Jackie Robinson. Other celebrities who were present included actors Marlon Brando, Charlton Heston, Harry Belafonte, Burt Lancaster, Paul Newman, Diahann Carroll, Lena Horne, Sammy Davis, Jr., and writer James Baldwin
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