Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire, at Central United Methodist Church chairing MLK Day on Jan. 21, 2013. The annual event attracts activists from throughout the region. (Photo: Sharon Black), a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr.
Tuesday August 27, 2013
Pan-African Journal: Special Broadcast on the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington aired on Sunday August 25, 2013
To listen to this broadcast of the Pan-African Journal just click on the website below:
Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire, covered the demonstration in Washington, D.C. commemorating the 50th anniversary of the original march. There were over 200,000 people in attendance for the rally and march.
This broadcast features speeches and songs from the 1963 march held on August 28 of that year. The voices of Josephine Baker, Daisy Bates, Ossie Davis, A. Philip Randolph, Bayard Rustin, the SNCC Freedom Singers, John Lewis, Mahalia Jackson and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. are heard.
A television broadcast aired after the 1963 march is re-broadcast here where James Baldwin, Harry Belafonte, Marlon Brandon, Sidney Poitier and others are heard in a roundtable discussion on Civil Rights and race relations in that year.
Radio host Abayomi Azikiwe attended the event with a large delegation from the UAW and the Moratorium NOW! Coalition.