OSSIE DAVIS, (Emmy Award and Grammy Award-winning, American film, television and Broadway actor, director, poet, playwright, author, and SOCIAL ACTIVIST), at the 1963 Civil Rights March on Washington, DC.
ROSA PARKS - received national recognition, including the NAACP's 1979 Spingarn Medal, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Congressional Gold Medal, and a posthumous statue in the United States Capitol's National Statuary Hall. Upon her death in 2005, she was the first woman and second non-U.S. government official to lie in honor at the Capitol Rotunda.
SAY IT LOUD...Bob Dylan @ The March On Washington. Immediately preceeding King’s 1963 “I Have a Dream” speech BOB DYLAN PERFORMED “Only a Pawn in Their Game” a SONG about the MURDER of CIVIL RIGHTS WORKER MEDGAR EVERS.
Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C, 1963 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and Mathew Ahmann, Executive Director of the National Catholic Conference for Interrracial Justice, in a crowd.