Civil rights writings, photos on display at Library of Congress

WASHINGTON – The Library of Congress is giving the public an inside look at the civil rights movement through interviews, photos and writings in a new collection.

Kate Stewart, archivist for the Library of Congress Civil Rights Project, says the collection will also include an audiovisual blog with five posts dedicated to the March on Washington.

The March on Washington was not an event that happened in a vacuum. In one blog post, sisters Joyce and Dorie Ann Ladner recall the harrowing events that preceded and influenced the march, including the murder of NAACP member Medgar Evers, who was shot in the back in the driveway of his Mississippi home by a white supremacist.

“There was

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