The Seriousness — And Joy — In Yesterday’s March On Washington

All photographs Leica Monochrom and 50mm APO-Summicron-Asph.

New Jim Crow

 

To herald its coverage of yesterday’s 50th Anniversary Of The March On Washington, The Washington Post uses one of the most beautiful sentences ever written by Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.:  “The arc of moral history is long, but it bends toward justice.”  Along with the ever-present images of Trayvon Martin, it was a reminder of the seriousness of the occasion.

Of The People

 

But yesterday’s march was as much filled with joy as protest.  And there were reminders of how far as a nation we have come in 50 years.

Vacationing With Obama

 

Even as folks hawked photos of icons to the large, friendly crowd.

Photos For Sale

 

For many members of the largely African-American crowd, it was like a family reunion.  It was a really lovely day.

Sorority Sisters

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