Yale historian featured in video on legacy of March on Washington

 

Yale’s David Blight is among the historians who discuss the legacy of the March on Washington in a video that is part of an exhibit now on view at the Smithsonian Museum.

Titled “Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863, and the March on Washington, 1963,” the exhibit is on view through Sept. 7 in the African American History and Culture gallery of the National Museum of American History.

Blight is the Class of 1954 Professor of American History and director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition, a part of the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale.

The six-minute video also ran on the jumbotrons at the “Let Freedom Ring! Commemoration and Call to Action” held on Aug. 28 at the Lincoln Memorial.