Book Discussion on Marching on Washington

Lucy Barber talked about her book Marching on Washington: The Forging of an American Political Tradition, published by University of… read more

Lucy Barber talked about her book Marching on Washington: The Forging of an American Political Tradition, published by University of California Press. She talked about the history of protest marches in Washington, D.C., beginning with the 1894 protest by “Coxey’s Army.” This protest, named after organizer Jacob Coxey, called on the government to develop a public works program for the unemployed. Ms. Barber discussed the impact of the 1894 protest and the marches that followed it, including the 1963 march for civil rights and the marches protesting the Vietnam War. Ms. Barber answered questions from members of the audience following her remarks. close

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Book Discussion on Marching on Washington

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 31, 2003
Last Aired:
Apr 16, 2012

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  • Mar 31, 2003 | 5:03am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 07, 2003 | 4:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 23, 2003 | 8:01am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 14, 2012 | 12:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 15, 2012 | 5:02am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 16, 2012 | 1:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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