719 N Shipley St
Wilmington, DE 19801
This is the first of two events about the 1963 March on Washington, with specific emphasis on the conditions and events leading up to the March. Many people equate this March with the “I Have a Dream Speech,” but the workshop will show how there was so much more happening during the early 1960s, that even participants in the March itself could forget its social and historical content. It was a time in American history when the social order called for racial segregation and discrimination against African-Americans for sociological, psychological and economic purposes. During the workshop, humanities scholars Dr. James Newton and Dr. Leland Ware will describe the day of the March while providing insights into the actions leading up to and following it.