On 28 August is the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. This film is edited from our HD stock footage and dedicated to Martin Luther King – one of the greatest political leaders of 20th century. More than 250.000 participants made the March on Washington to the greatest demonstration for civil rights and freedom that America had ever seen so far. The stock footage has been shot on 16mm film and transferred to HD by Framepool.
In our film the original sound of Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech creates an authentic atmosphere that is supported by the excellent quality of most of the archival footage reels we scanned on HD format. The March had many prominent supporters from the side of film and television artists and creatives, among them Harry Belafonte, Sidney Poitier or Charlton Heston. Mahalia Jackson and Bob Dylan performed several songs our film ends with images of the crowd singing “We shall overcome” that was performed by Joan Baez.
“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character – I have a dream today.” Today we see that this dream is about to come true. The fight for civil rights goes on every day but many things have changed. Fifty years after the March and 45 years after the assassination of Martin Luther King America has the first African American to hold the office. “Free at last! free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!”
Framepool can offer more HD stock footage clips about the March on Washington for online licensing.