Curator Melissa Wolfe talks about the inspiration we can all take away from the Columbus Museum of Arts newest exhibition showcasing the work of home town hero George Bellows. George Bellows and the American Experience through January 4, 2014. This exhibition follows on the heels of a major retrospective of the artist organized by the [...]
Former Columbus Preacher Reflects On March On Washington
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All this week, we’ve heard memories and recollections from August 28, 1963. That day, 50 years ago, a quarter-million people converged on the nation’s capital for the March on Washington.
Robert Graetz was among them. A white preacher and civil rights activist originally from West Virginia and raised in Columbus, he played a key role in the Montgomery bus boycotts.
But he almost didn’t make it to the rally in Washington.
WOSU’s Steve Brown spoke with Graetz from his home in Montgomery, Alabama. Click the play button above to hear their conversation.
You can hear special coverage of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington Wednesday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on 89.7, NPR News.