Hollywood, music and literary celebrities joined hands with civil rights and political leaders in the massive August 1963 March on Washington, which climaxed in Martin Luther King Jr.’s epic “I Have a Dream’’ speech. “I could no longer pay only lip service to a cause that was so urgently right,’’ said actor Charlton Heston.
Joseph Mankiewicz, Charlton Heston, James BaldwinShown arriving at Washington's National Airport on Aug. 27, 1963, for the rally: Mankiewicz, director of “All About Eve” and “Cleopatra”; actor Heston, a civil rights stalwart long before his National Rifle Association activism, and James Baldwin, novelist and essayist (“Notes of a Native Son,” “The Fire Next Time”). AP
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