Researching the March on Washington using African American newspapers and periodicals
Today, digital resources provide researchers the opportunity to study the March on Washington as it occurred and the historical scope of its impact on modern times. Resources such as Readex’s African American Newspapers and African American Periodicals provide not only contemporary articles about the 1963 event, but also articles assessing the legacy of King’s speech, written a generation later. Two examples of each are provided below:
Through these sources researchers can examine the importance of the event within its contemporary context, as well as study its rich historical legacy 50 years later. They also provide a uniquely African American perspective on one of the key historical moments in modern American history.