(The Root) — It was 50 years ago when the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom was held at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. The landmark event went down in history for Martin Luther King’s iconic “I Have a Dream” speech, not to mention its legislative legacy. It’s credited with provisions of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Voting Rights Act of 1965.
But it was also an iconic day for the tens of thousands who attended the march, who, by the early evening of Aug. 28, 1963, must have known they had just witnessed history. To help us remember those intimate moments, The Root would like to showcase your memories (or your family’s memories) by building a gallery of images from our readers. The photos can be of just about anything relating to the day: organizing neighbors to attend in the days and weeks before; listening to speeches on the National Mall; packing up belongings for the long trip home. We’re looking for you to share what your family has preserved all these years and helping us remember one of the key moments in American history.
The Root wants you to send us your photos from the 1963 March on Washington. Tweet or Instagram your photos with the hashtag #MarchonWashington or #MOW, along with your name, and we will feature them in an upcoming March on Washington slideshow.