The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of July 25, 2024

March on Washington, Washington DC

March on Washington, Washington DC

1963
(American, 1929–2006)
Image: 16 x 23.9 cm (6 5/16 x 9 7/16 in.); Paper: 20.3 x 25.2 cm (8 x 9 15/16 in.)
© Leonard Freed /Magnum Photos
Location: not on view

Description

Freed covered the August 28, 1963, March on Washington during which Martin Luther King Jr. gave his “I Have a Dream” speech. “More than 250,000 people came to the nation’s capital to demand equality for blacks and to urge Congress to pass pending civil rights legislation. . . . The march was the largest demonstration of its kind in the history of the United States.” Almost a year later, Congress passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which bans discrimination in public places and in employment practices.
  • Leonard Freed (the artist) [1929-2006]
    (Magnum Photos, New York, NY)
    Estate of Leonard Freed, Garrison, NY
    ?-2016
    Michael Mattis and Judith Hochberg, Scarsdale, NY
    December 5, 2016
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Black in America: Louis Draper and Leonard Freed. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (February 26-July 30, 2017).
  • {{cite web|title=March on Washington, Washington DC|url=false|author=Leonard Freed|year=1963|access-date=25 July 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

Source URL:

https://www.clevelandart.org/art/2016.289