Music that Fueled the March on Washington

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We hear from national figures and from local veterans of the Civil Rights Movement, one of them helped Dr. King plan the event held 50 years ago today. In 1963, was LA as segregated as the Deep South?  What about education, employment opportunities and integrated schools? Also, would there have been a civil rights movement without music? We talk with a musician who shared the stage with Bob Dylan and Joan Baez on the Lincoln Memorial.

Image-for-WWLA.jpgOn our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, we hear the voice of Dr. King and talk with people who attended the March on Washington. Why did integrated non-violence surprise the nation? How much of Dr. King's "Dream" has been achieved and what's been forgotten? 


Banner image: Protest march against the segregation of US schools. Photo: US National Archives and Records Administration




Warren Olney