"When 26-year-old Rowland Scherman asked to cover The March for the United States Information Agency, he had no idea that he would have such access to history.

As an official March photographer, he was able to get close to the famous — including Paul Newman, Marlon Brando, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan and Jackie Robinson — and had a bird's-eye view of Martin Luther King Jr. during his historic speech. To get a better view, he climbed a ladder near the Lincoln Memorial and captured panoramas of thousands of attendees on the Mall.

"No one in America had ever seen a crowd like that before. It was awe-inspiring."

Read more at: aarp.org/politics-society/history/info-06-2013/civil-rights-march-on-washington.6.html

Executive Producer: Michael Wichita
Videographer and Editor: Amanda Lucidon
Photographer: Jared Sores
Archival Photography: Rowland Scherman

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