Magnum photographer Leonard Freed's (1929-2006) powerful visual testimony of the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom will be featured in two group exhibitions in Washington, DC, one at the Library of Congress and the other at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the march that took place August 28, 1963.
"A Day Like No Other: Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington"
The Library of Congress -August 28, 2013 to February 28, 2014
"A Day Like No Other" consists of 42 black-and-white pictures by newspaper and other media photographers, independent photojournalists, and a wide cross-section of individuals who participated in the march. An entire wall of the gallery will be devoted to Leonard Freed's photo-essay on the march. His work will be shown alongside those of Magnum photographers Bruce Davidson and Danny Lyon, and freelance photojournalists Bob Abelman and Flip Schulke among others.
"This Is the Day: Images of the Historic March"
The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - August 13 to August 30, 2013
Part of the Library's Prints and Photographs Division collection, the images in this exhibit capture the immediacy of being at the march and the palpable excitement of those who were there. The exhibition will allow visitors to rediscover the context and ongoing legacy of this seminal event in the nation's history.