Saturday, 24 August 2013

Oh, happy day!

It was overshadowed by the tragic event of three months later, and marked over here more for the great Martin Luther King speech which it occasioned, but the march in Washington DC for negro (as was OK to say then) emancipation and respect was a joyous event in itself. It far exceeded the organisers' expectations, as Kwame Kwei-Armah's documentary celebrating its fiftieth anniversary shows.

1 comment:

Frank H Little said...

In addition to the radio programmes celebrating the day, "Beyond Belief", examining the roots and impact of the King speech is enlightening.