This video was originally published by American Experience to accompany its film, THE AMERICAN DIPLOMAT. Produced by Kirstin Butler and Eric P. Gulliver and edited by Eric P. Gulliver.
Edward R. Murrow, head of the United States Information Agency began producing a documentary about the upcoming March on Washington. But as the project neared completion, Murrow was losing a battle with cancer. And the film’s political opponents wanted to make sure it would never be seen. President Lyndon B. Johnson tasked a groundbreaking diplomat, Carl Rowan, with seeing the project through.