Last October, Terry Legal Studies professor Dawn Bennett-Alexander and her daughter Jenniffer Jones recorded an interview in which Dr. Bennett-Alexander discussed her childhood in Washington, D.C.—including participating in the March on Washington in 1963.

Fifty years later, as we look back on this historic moment in the Civil Rights Movement, Bennett-Alexander’s story of attending the march as a 12 year-old child, and her memories of discrimination and segregated facilities in Washington, D.C., gives us a personal view of this historic event.

A podcast of her story is available is available on the Russell Library site as part of its First Person Project.