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Fifty Years Later: A Look Back on the March on Washington

A Phillip Randolph, half-length portrait, facing front. Photo by Bottega, John. Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division

Twenty Years in the Making

The idea for the March on Washington was conceived nearly two decades before it happened. To pressure President Roosevelt to ensure fair...Read More »

A Woman's Reflections on the 1963 March on Washington


Mrs. Elizabeth Spann (top center) with daughters, Crystal (top left), Wanda (top right), Sharon (bottom left) and Grace Kim (bottom right). Courtesy of Mrs. Elizabeth Spann

On a nearly perfect summer day, Dr. Boddie and her research assistant Abel McDaniels interviewed Mrs. Elizabeth Gary Spann.  A Philadelphia...Read More »

We're Back!

The Du Bois team is very excited about our website’s recent re-launch.  The updated site now features the work done over the course of the past year with Tindley Temple United Methodist Church, which has played a key role in the Philadelphia community since its founding one hundred and fifty...Read More »