Fifty years ago, the women participated in the civil rights movement often did so in the background. They initially were left off the schedule of speakers at the March on Washington, and when they were added, it was in a limited role. But their overall role in the movement is now well-documented and was celebrated at a luncheon held as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the March on Washington. Here are some images of and quotes from those who attended.
Aug. 22, 2013 Avis A. Jones-DeWeever, right, is among a group of people who attended a luncheon and discussion on the role women played in the civil rights movement, as part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the March on Washington. Matt McClain/The Washington Post Buy Photo