[Howard Zinn raw #73]

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Footage of desegregation, Freedom Rides.

00:05 Tape label. 

0:22 Carl Rowan, the director of the US Information Agency, presents a “dramatic document,” a film about the Civil Rights march in Washington D.C.

1:16 Montage of Civil Rights activity. People walking, group singing. 

2:27 “The March.” Group singing. 

3:41 Narrator begins to speak about the places that protestors traveled from for the march. Narrator explains some of the injustices black citizens faced over footage of protestors preparing. Footage of people making sandwiches. Another group singing. People pass out buttons. People riding on the bus. Man tests the microphone and the stage is set up near the Washington Monument. People paint signs.

11:16 August 28, 1963. Ariel footage of the Washington monument. Train arrives in a station. People disembark with signs and buttons, singing. People on buses. Crowds at the protest. Joan Baez singing. People marching. Odetta singing. People marching with signs. A man speaks, applauding that protestors for their orderly and peaceful march. 

21:02 Marian Anderson sings. 

23:40 Cut to black.

23:55 Tape ends.

 

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