Object of the Day

"We Shall Overcome" (1963)

August 28

On this day in 1963, more than 250,000 people from across the United States gathered in Washington DC to join in peaceful protest against racial segregation and demand equal rights legislation from Congress. This radio broadcast, with performances by Joan Baez, Odetta, Bob Dylan, Peter, Paul & Mary, and Marian Anderson, and featuring Martin Luther King Jr’s inspiring "I have a dream" speech, documents this pivotal event in the Civil Rights movement, where the nation came together to demand that everyone be "...free at last!"

The March on Washington: We Shall Overcome!

The sleeve is white and gold with black, gold, and white text. The label is red with silver text. The album features speeches and music from the March on Washington on August 28, 1963.
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Created by
Council for United Civil Rights Leadership, American, founded 1963
Recorded by
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., American, 1929 - 1968
Subject of
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, American, founded 1963
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Elmer J. Whiting, III
vinyl , cardboard
H x W (album jacket): 12 3/8 x 12 3/8 in. (31.4 x 31.4 cm)
H x W (disc): 12 x 12 in. (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
record covers
long-playing records