Black Women's Roundtable Kicks-Off 50th Anniversary March on Washington Week

Washington, DC – Women played an integral role in the 1963 March on Washington and the civil rights movement overall, however, their story is rarely told.


Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR), an initiative of The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP), will bring leaders together to discuss the contribution women have made – past and present – to the civil rights movement and to begin to craft a multi-ethnic women’s public policy agenda. Hosted as part of the official 50th Anniversary March on Washington Week of Activities, the women’s gathering is focused on the march themes of  jobs, freedom, peace and social justice, and will be held Thursday Aug. 22, 2013, 10:00 am – 1:30 pm at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill.

The  discussion will be presented in three segments

Telling HerStory: An Intergenerational & Multi-Ethnic ConversationA delegation of women leaders and participants in the 1963 March on Washington and the 60’s Civil Rights Movement will discuss how they fought and overcame gender discrimination sharing insight with women leaders of The Movement today.

Segment 2:        The Present: The Unfinished Business for Women’s Rights 50 Years Later This panel is an intergenerational & multi-ethnic discussion among leaders to examine unfinished business of the civil rights, women’s rights and social justice movements.  Women leaders will recommend  public policy solutions and strategies to address current issues impacting women and girls.

Segment 3:        The Future: Visioning Conversation: What Women’s Equality Will Look Like in 2063In small groups the women will prioritize issues and discuss organizing strategies to address key policy priorities impacting women, girls and families. Outcomes will be captured in a brief document.Member of the panelist invited to speak include:

Tamika Mallory, National Executive Director, NANClayola Brown, President, APRIRev. Bernice King, CEO, The King CenterChristine Chen, President, Asian Pacific Islander VoteIngrid Saunders-Jones, Chair, National Council of Negro Women

Joy-Ann Reid, The & MSNBC Contributor

Myrlie Evers-Williams, Chair Emeritus, NAACP 

Congressman John Lewis (Invited)

And more… Source


Check out the Aug. 28, 1963, program below.



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