The March on Washington and Civil Rights in Los Angeles

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Today marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. But Southern California was another active center of the civil rights movement. We speak with four civil rights veterans, men who helped train and organize Freedom Riders, led student sit-ins, fought against "restricted" housing and put their lives on the line against other injustices.


James Lawson - long-time civil rights leader, Christopher Jimenez y West - Pasadena City College, Clinton Benton - Upper Room Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, John Mack - Los Angeles Police Commission

Warren Olney

Evan George, Kerry Cavanaugh, Katie Cooper