As the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington approaches next week (August 28), Longreads has teamed up with Al Jazeera America’s “America Tonight”to collect the best civil rights stories.

We want your help: Share your favorite stories below in the comments, and we’ll spotlight some of your picks next week. They can be historical texts, stories from the archives, or newer reporting and essays.


Photo by Warren K. Leffler (Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, Wikimedia Commons)

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