March on Washington, DC: 1983


This photo was taken just before the 1983 “March on Washington” began.  The crowds assembled early. i assume the same will hold true for this Saturday’s event  The weather is supposed to be perfect.   I was allowed up on the roof of the Lincoln Memorial to take a few pictures.  The Trust for the National Mall recently posted a picture by my USNWR colleague Warren Leffler who had taken this picture from the same position in 1963 proving that not much is new in DC.  I have had the opportunity to work with some of Washington’s great photographers during my years in DC and witnessing some spectacular history.  What a wonderful place to live!  t’s quite dramatic when you think that the Mall is filled from one end to another.   For the full schedule of events on this 50th Anniversary, check out the National Action Network.  DC PHOTO BOOK is available at most Eastern National and Guest Services bookstores on the Mall. It is the only photography book with a photo of the MLK Memorial licensed by the King Foundation.



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