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the March on Washington
Included in the Sherer collection are texts for many of the speeches delivered that day, including the advance text of Dr. King's speech, which lacks the improvised "I Have a Dream" section. Also present is the unedited version of the speech delivered by John Lewis of SNCC, which caused controversy among civil rights leaders due to its harsh tone against the Kennedy administration and the fact that the speech was edited prior to Lewis' delivery.
Although the Sherer collection is small (3 folders), it provides a wonderful glimpse into one of the most significant demonstrations of the Civil Rights Movement.
Posted by Christopher Harter
(Image from the Robert G. Sherer Collection. May not be reproduced without permission.)