August 12, 2013
Our Long Walk to Freedom
Leonard Freed, Magnum Photos
The approaching 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington offers an important milestone to reflect on race relations in America. It's natural to ask: How far have we come? And what brought us here?
The March on Washington helped convene a national conversation about race and policy that pushed us toward a more multicultural society. Decades later, it also provides us enduring lessons about the contours of American democracy.