Let Us March On…

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About the Show

“Let Us March On…” reimagines the historic March on Washington blending live actors and multimedia footage. Written by acclaimed playwright and director Nikki Toombs, this one-night-only performance will transport you back to August 28, 1963, with soul-stirring gospel from Mahalia Jackson and electrifying speeches from organizers John Lewis, Daisy Bates, Bayard Rustin and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s iconic “I Have a Dream.”

The all-star cast features award-winning Broadway actress Maiesha McQueen as Mahalia Jackson, Brad Raymond as the Docent (narrator), and Cameron Southerland as March organizer A. Phillip Randolph, with choreography by Victor Jackson and music direction by Dr. Emorja Roberson.

Experience the March and be inspired to continue the fight for justice today. Get your tickets now to support The Center!

Presented by the National Center for Civil and Human Rights as part of its annual Power to Inspire event.

Meet The Creative Team

Nikki Toombs
Writer/ Director
Emorja Roberson
Music Director
Victor Jackson
Larsen Kennedy
Stage Manager

The March on Washington 1963

On August 28, 1963, more than 250,000 people gathered for a landmark event that forever shaped American history: a march to the Lincoln Memorial that culminated in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s iconic “I Have a Dream” speech. The extraordinary success of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom paved the way for passage of transformative civil and voting rights legislation.

Scenes from the March:

Scenes from the March on Washington

Scenes from the March on Washington

Scenes from the March on Washington

About Power To Inspire

Our Power to Inspire event is the single largest gathering of The Center’s community each year. We celebrate individuals who have made a significant impact to protect the rights of others. Support from Power to Inspire ensures The Center can deliver on our mission: inspiring people to tap their own power to change the world around them. If you have questions, please contact us at [email protected].

Host Committee

Thank you to our Host Committee for their support!

  • Liz Lapidus & Jeff Levy, Chairs
  • Chloe Barzey, Co-chair
  • Kirk Rich, Co-chair
  • Che Watkins, Co-chair
  • Kent & Diane Alexander
  • Astral Health and Beauty
  • Susannah Darrow
  • Anne Dennington
  • David Fentress
  • Alice Franklin
  • Greg Grizzle
  • Brenda Isaac
  • Justin King
  • Rebekka Kuntschik
  • Judy Lampert
  • Shanita Miller
  • Laura Moody
  • Josh Newton
  • Beth & Gregg Paradies
  • Jill Savitt
  • Suzanne Shaw & Daniel Biddy
  • Beth & Edward Sugarman
  • Pam Sugarman & Tom Rosenberg
  • Michael Von Grey & Hillery Head
  • Margaret Whitaker
  • Butch Whitfield & Joanna Ellis
  • Cristel Williams

2023 PTI Sponsors

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