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50th Anniversary of the March on Washington (2013)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2013-08-30

Duration: 00:19:09

Subjects: Civil Rights | March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom (1963: Washington, D.C.) | African Americans | Social justice | Employment | Education | United States. Voting Rights Act of 1965


  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Russell, Lue Panelist
  • Cherry, Julie Panelist
  • Sinegal-Decuir, Sharlene Panelist
  • Diamond, Ray Panelist
  • Obama, Barack Speaker
  • Clinton, Bill Speaker


This segment from the August 30, 2013, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford leading a discussion on the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington with the following panelists: Dr. Lue Russell of the Louisiana Southern Christian Leadership Conference; Julie Cherry of the Louisiana AFL-CIO; Dr. Sharlene Sinegal-Decuir of Xavier University; and Professor Ray Diamond of the LSU Law School. The panelists talk about their impressions of the “March for Jobs and Justice,” a commemorative event held at the National Mall, and the speech made by President Barack Obama at the event. They also discuss the challenges facing the African American community in the areas of social justice, employment, income inequality, education, and voting rights. Host: Shauna Sanford