ON THE FRONT ROW OF HISTORY

Intro

ON THE FRONT ROW OF HISTORY

Following are front pages from The Atlanta Constitution and The Atlanta Journal featuring coverage of the Aug. 28, 1963 civil rights march on Washington, D.C.

While the news of the day was historic, there is also a history behind the bylines on the two newspapers' covers.

At least four of the front-page journalists who wrote for The Constitution that day were important to Southern reportage and thought. Three earned the Pulitzer Prize.

The Washington correspondent who covered the march for The Journal also received awards for her coverage of Georgia issues.

If you look at the two front pages and mouse over on the buttons there, you will learn a little more about these journalists who were on the front lines when change swept the nation.

Mouse over the tabs above to view front pages from The Atlanta Constitution and Atlanta Journal featuring coverage of the march on Washington. Mouse over on the buttons to learn more.

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Constitution, Thursday, August 29, 1963

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Journal, Wednesday (Evening), August 28, 1963