50th Aniversary of the March on Washington

March on Washington

nathan mark phillips

This weekend marks the 50th aniversary of the March on Washington.  This event was one of many tipping points in the struggle for equal rights for African Americans

My collage is my tribute to this event.  The images of the leaders of this march are two separate photographs that I superimposed (not all of the leaders were captured at the same time).  Philip Randolph was sitting, front and center, and is therefore in both photographs (both images were captured by the US Park Service) .  Words of President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address overlay the work.

Civil Rights in America is always evolving.  I am thankful for Dr. King and celebrate his example of the effective impact of social, non-violent resistance.