On August 28, 1963 the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom brought approximately 250,000 people to the Lincoln Memorial for the largest-ever civil rights event. It was originally proposed by Bayard Rustin and A. Philip Randolph who had planned previous marches in the 1940's. The march is best known for Dr, Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech which was televised nationally.
Roxie Albertha Roker (August 28, 1929 – December 2, 1995) was an American actress, best known for her groundbreaking role as Helen Willis on the sitcom The Jeffersons, half of the first interracial couple to be shown on regular prime time television. She is the mother of musician Lenny Kravitz, the grandmother of actress Zoë Kravitz and the cousin of NBC's Today Show's Al Roker.
Quvenzhané Wallis (born August 28, 2003) is known for her role as Hushpuppy in the film Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012), for which she became the youngest actress ever and the first person born in the 21st century to receive a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress. She is also starred in the 2014 Annie remake, receiving a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical for her work in the movie.
August 28 is the feast day of Moses the Black (330–405) Ethiopian thief and gang leader who underwent a conversion and become one of the most revered of the Desert Fathers, founders of monasticism.
|On August 28, 1963, 11-month-old Sharon Langley made history, becoming the first |
African-American child to ride the merry-go-round at Maryland's Gwynn Oak
Amusement Park. But it took years for the park to be desegregated after countless protests.
|The Washington Monument and an American flag are reflected |
in the sunglasses of Austin Clinton Brown, 9, of Gainesville, Ga.,
August 28, 1963, at the Capitol where he joins others in the March on Washington.
|“I am not a young woman now, friends. My life is behind me. There is not too much|
fire burning inside me. And before it goes out, I want you to use what is
left to light the fire in you.” - Josephine Baker, August 28, 1963 March on Washington
|Postage stamp issued in 2013 commemorating the|
50th anniversary of the March on Washington.
|Beah Richards wins an Emmy for outstanding guest performance|
in the comedy series Frank's Place (August 28, 1988).
|Actor Tyson Beckford at the US Open at Arthur Ashe |
Stadium in Queens, New York on Thursday August 28, 2014.
|Jet, August 28, 1952|
|Jet, August 28, 1975|
|Elle France August 28, 1989 "La mode 89-90 des createurs"|
Model: Rosumba Williams Photographer: Gilles Bensimon