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Library of Congress Unveils ‘A Day Like No Other’ Photo Exhibit

by AFRO Staff

    A young man stands in front of the Washington Monument during the 1963 March on Washington holding a copy of the Washington Afro-American newspaper. This photo and many more are now on display in the Library of Congress' "A Day Like No Other." Photo Courtesy of the Library of Congress. (Courtesy Photo)
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In commemoration of the anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) recently unveiled a photo exhibition at the Library of Congress complete with snapshots from the historic event.

Lewis, who is the last living speaker from the 1963 march program, opened the photo exhibition Aug. 28. The collection, titled “A Day Like No Other: Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington,” features 40 black-and-white photographs from newspapers and independent photographers who participated in the march.

The library also made available for one day only a display of treasured documents and materials related to the march on Aug. 28. The artifacts included a copy of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, two versions of John Lewis’ speech and chief organizer Bayard Rustin’s original planning notes for the march, among many other documents.

The exhibit, located in the Library’s Graphic Arts Gallery, is free and open to the public. It’s scheduled to run through March 1, 2014.

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