The Heat: 60 years after the March on Washington

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It was a formative period in modern American history.

On a sultry summer day in 1963, hundreds of thousands gathered in Washington DC to hear celebrated civil rights activist Martin Luther King Junior and to protest against the systemic repression of Black Americans.

As CGTN’s Nathan King reports — six decades later that quest for equality still continues.

To discuss:

  • Imani Cheers serves as the Interim Senior Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education at George Washington University and is an Associate Professor of Media and Public Affairs.
  • Annelise Orleck is a Professor of History at Dartmouth College.
  • Joseph Williams is a Former Senior Editor at U.S. News and World Report.
  • Clarence Lusane is a Professor and former Chairman of the Department of Political Science at Howard University.

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