Jazz Sunday

Jazz Sunday
12:51 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

Duke Ellington's "My People" on WCBE's Jazz Sunday, August 25th, 2013

Civil Rights Hero, Congressman John Lewis (L) and Jazz Sunday Co-Host Jack Marchbanks at reception for Congressional Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom (Rayburn Building, Washington, D.C., July 31, 2

In commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the August 28th, 1963 March On Washington For Jobs And Freedom, K.C. Jones and Jack Marchanks will broadcast My People, Duke Ellington's civil rights-themed musical, on Jazz Sunday, August 25, 2013.  As some of you might already know, Ellington performed the work as part of  the Century of Negro Progress Exposition held in Chicago from August 16th to September 2nd, 1963, which in itself was a celebration of the 100th year anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.

Read more