Hey, media and history nerds! With this week's 50th anniversary of the 1963 March On Washington For Jobs and Freedom coming up Wednesday, we're happy to share the great radio guyJean Shepherd's first-person account of being in the march, broadcast just the day after the event.

It's pretty cool: rambling and digressive, but such a vivid account of being one guy in the middle of an experience that he knew was going to be world-changing. And it's a valuable reminder that the march involved so much more than just the "I Have a Dream" speech. It's also just an interesting artifact of how radio used to work -- a full two-minute opening song with no voice-over? No edits? No call-in segment? Weird.

Update: Hurrah! Finally figured out how to embed the audio!

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