Freedom Center statement reflects on the 1963 March on Washington
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center reflection on the 60th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom
August 28, 2023
Today, we continue to dream.
While Dr. King’s speech became the most memorable of that day, an excerpt from Cincinnati’s Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth’s impromptu speech right before Dr. King holds lasting power: “…We realize that if freedom belongs to anybody, it belongs to everybody, and until everybody has freedom, nobody is really free.”
Woodrow Keown, Jr.
President & COO National Underground Railroad Freedom Center