ITHACA, NY—A documentary on the 1963 March on Washington will be screened at Ithaca College on Thursday, Sept. 5. The 6:30 p.m. showing of “Meet Me at Equality: The People’s March on Washington” in Park Hall Auditorium will be followed by a panel discussion featuring students who took part in the recent 50th- anniversary commemorations of the march.
James Rada, associate professor of journalism in the Roy H. Park School of Communications, interviewed historians as well as more than two dozen participants in the historic 1963 event, at which Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech. The resulting hour-long documentary has been airing over the past week on public television stations in Washington, Atlanta, Denver, Houston and Binghamton.
The panel discussion will include Rada, along with several of the Park School student journalists he took to the nation’s capital in partnership with “NBC Nightly News” and “PBS NewsHour” to provide coverage of the anniversary events. You can see their work for NBC News here, and the results of their coverage for PBS here and here.
Rada shot and edited “Meet Me at Equality” and coproduced it with Washington, D.C.–area photographer Shane K. Gooding. Rada teaches courses in documentary journalism in the Park School and previously produced “Deeds Not Words: The Buffalo Soldiers in World War II,” about one of the last segregated U.S. Army units.