: 5 pm
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Wisconsin and the March on Washington
Join William P. Jones, professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a member of the Society's Board of Curators, for a look back at landmark events in the civil rights movement. A specialist in civil rights and labor history, Jones is the author of 'The March on Washington: Jobs, Freedom, and the Forgotten History of Civil Rights,'
just published in July by W.W. Norton & Co. Advance copies of the book will be available for sale.
The book is a brilliant history that goes beyond Martin Luther King's dazzling "I Have a Dream" speech to explore the real significance of the massive march — almost exactly 50 years hence. Jones will also discuss Wisconsinites who made significant contributions to the civil rights movement and the Wisconsin Historical Society's role in documenting the history of the movement.
: Free and open to the public. Seating is limited to 300.
: Located on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus at the corner of Langdon Street and Park Street, across from Memorial Union.
: Wisconsin Historical Society Auditorium
: 816 State St
: The site is fully accessible to visitors requiring a wheelchair for mobility.
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