Firelight Honors the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

The Firelight Media team is proud to commemorate the women and men who organized and participated in the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.  It was a watershed moment for our country and we are forever indebted to them for their efforts.

To honor their legacy we are committed to lifting up the stories of the courageous women, men and children who braved their fears to fight for justice in this country.  People like Mamie Till-Mobley,Jesse Owens, and Diane Nash inspire us, and we are honored to shine light on their lives through film.

We at Firelight are also proud of our Producers’ Lab alum,Shukree Hassan Tilghman, who produced the new PBS documentary web series “The March @50.”  Each short episode in the series examines a theme of the 1963 March on Washington through a contemporary lens.  These short documentaries look at how far we’ve come and how far we still have to go to address the major issues of the Civil Rights Era all these decades later. Please take a look and share the videos!

The “The March @50” web series is part of a week long program of online events and discussions on PBS commemorating the March on Washington. You can learn more about these online events on the new website PBS Black Culture Connection, your resource and guide to films, stories and voices across public television centered around Black history & culture.

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