A PHOTO

life:

On the anniversary of the March on Washington, LIFE.com presents a selection of pictures — most of which never ran in LIFE magazine — commemorating that day. But what is especially moving about so many of these pictures (those shot “on the ground” by Paul Schutzer, in particular) is that they illustrate the scene as witnessed not by those who led and organized the event, but by those in the crowd. There is huge emotion here, and excitement and pride — but above and beyond everything else, these photos evince a near-palpable sense of inclusion and, even if only for a moment, a suggestion that power was passing to the people.

Not originally published in LIFE: Scene from the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, August 28, 1963.

See more photos here.

Reblogged from
  1. alapiseira reblogged this from life
  2. ratifying-souls reblogged this from life
  3. spacificnotes reblogged this from good
  4. elsastars reblogged this from life
  5. marialolav reblogged this from viagem-lisergica
  6. semcodinome reblogged this from viagem-lisergica
  7. viagem-lisergica reblogged this from sanfrancisco1967 and added:
    l
  8. wizuda reblogged this from rockinrollmusic
  9. paz-naterra reblogged this from sanfrancisco1967
  10. rockinrollmusic reblogged this from sanfrancisco1967
  11. sanfrancisco1967 reblogged this from life
  12. head-hunte-r reblogged this from nothing-exists-but-you
  13. daisysunshinee13 reblogged this from semper-beatitudinem
  14. nothing-exists-but-you reblogged this from semper-beatitudinem
  15. semper-beatitudinem reblogged this from lighting-the-sky
  16. emrosegrass reblogged this from lighting-the-sky
  17. lighting-the-sky reblogged this from cations
  18. thatdudeagain80 reblogged this from life
  19. lpoulter reblogged this from teamputvedev
  20. vintageincolor reblogged this from life
  21. lovedlostandfound reblogged this from ch-ch-checktherhyme
  22. ch-ch-checktherhyme reblogged this from ericneedsmoney
  23. lordmagnetic reblogged this from ericneedsmoney
  24. ericneedsmoney reblogged this from charlesemerson
  25. charlesemerson reblogged this from life
  26. chelseadqueen reblogged this from sjavtimeflies
  27. tbhidekanymore reblogged this from life
  28. rebbelle reblogged this from life
  29. jklajdkafkaldsa reblogged this from life
  30. vl-test reblogged this from 925nvrd
  31. thr33-cultur3-kid reblogged this from life
  32. voldemortcantstoptherock reblogged this from cations
  33. crystalfallz reblogged this from life
  34. dimes-and-diamonds reblogged this from life
  35. aswaja reblogged this from life
  36. 00011101011010111000101 reblogged this from life