JOHN LEWIS, “SPEECH AT THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON” (28 AUGUST 1963)

Readings

Arsenault, Raymond.  Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice.  New York: Oxford University Press, 2006.

Barber, Lucy G.  Marching on Washington: The Forging of an American Political Tradition.  Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002.

Belknap, Michal R.  Federal Law and Southern Order: Racial Violence and Constitutional Conflict in the Post-Brown South.  Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1995.

Branch, Taylor.  Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-63.  New York: Simon & Schuster, 1988.

Carson, Clayborne.  In Struggle: SNCC and the Black Awakening of the 1960s.  rev. ed. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1995.

Chen, Anthony S.  The Fifth Freedom: Jobs, Politics, and Civil Rights in the United States, 1941-1972.  Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2009.

Dittmer, John.  Local People: The Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi.  Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1994.

Forman, James.  The Making of Black Revolutionaries: A Personal Account.  New York: Macmillan, 1972.

Garrow, David J.  Bearing the Cross: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.  New York: William Morrow, 1986.

Halberstam, David.  The Children.  New York: Fawcett, 1998.

Hogan, Wesley C.  Many Minds, One Heart: SNCC’s Dream for a New America.  Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2007.

King, Mary.  Freedom Song: A Personal Story of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement.  New York: William Morrow, 1987.

Lawson, Steven F.  Black Ballots: Voting Rights in the South 1944-1969.  New York: Columbia University Press, 1976.

Lee, Taeku.  Mobilizing Public Opinion: Black Insurgency and Racial Attitudes in the Civil Rights Era.  Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2002.

Lewis, John, and Michael D’Orso.  Walking with the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement.  New York: Simon & Schuster, 1998.

Pauley, Garth E.  “John Lewis’s ‘Serious Revolution: Rhetoric, Resistance, and Revision at the ‘March on Washington.'”  Quarterly Journal of Speech 84 (1998): 320-340.

Ritter, Kurt, and Garth E. Pauley.  “John Robert Lewis.”  In African American Orators: A Bio-Critical Sourcebook, edited by Richard W. Leeman, pp. 226-238.  Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1996.

Viorst, Milton.  Fire in the Streets: America in the 1960s.  New York: Simon & Schuster, 1979.

Zinn, Howard.  SNCC: The New Abolitionists.  Boston: Beacon, 1964.

Audio-Visual Materials

DeVinney, James A., and Callie Crossley.  “No Easy Walk,” episode 2.  Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years, 1954-1965.  Boston, MA: WGBH, 1987.  Video Recording.

Martin, Philip.  The ’63 March: Going to D.C.  Boston, MA: WGBH, 2003.  Radio Program, http://www.prx.org/pieces/181-the-63-march-going-to-d-c.

U.S. Information Agency.  March on Washington, 1963.  Washington: National Archives, 2008.  Video Recording.

Hoffman, Davis.  “We Can Change the World,” episode 2.  Making Sense of the Sixties.  Washington: WETA, 1991.  Video Recording.

On-Line Resources

“Behind the March on Washington,” Morning Edition.  NPR, http://www.npr.org/news/specials/march40th/part1.html [contains a link to an audio excerpt from Lewis’s speech].

Lewis, John.  Interview by Tavis Smiley.  Tavis Smiley Show, PBS, http://www.pbs.org/wnet/tavissmiley/interviews/rep-john-lewis/.

“March on Washington.”  Eyes on the Prize, PBS, http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/eyesontheprize/story/08_washington.html.

“March on Washington.”  Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University, http://mlk-kpp01.stanford.edu/index.php/encyclopedia/encyclopedia/enc_march_on_washington_for_jobs_and_freedom/.

“March on Washington and the Civil Rights Act.”  Amistad Digital Resource Center, http://www.amistadresource.org/civil_rights_era/march_and_civil_rights_act.html [contains an excerpt from an earlier draft of Lewis’s speech, wrongfully presented as if these were the words he actually spoke at the March].

“John Lewis.”  John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, http://www.jfklibrary.org/Education/Students/Leaders-in-the-Struggle-for-Civil-Rights/John-Lewis.aspx.

Last updated May 6, 2016