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Tue August 27, 2013
Special Coverage: 50th Anniversary Of The March On Washington
This Wednesday marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, one of the landmark events in the civil rights struggles of the 1960s.
WWNO and NPR have been looking back at the March in segments that have aired all month (archived here), and will air special coverage of the anniversary live from Washington, D.C., beginning at noon on Wednesday.
This special coverage will be hosted by Here & Now hosts Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson, joined by NPR reporters in Washington and beyond. President Barack Obama will speak in the afternoon, as well as former Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, and civil rights leader John Lewis.