The oral history consists of ten digital files: 2011.174.38.1a, 2011.174.38.1b, 2011.174.38.1c, 2011.174.38.1d, 2011.174.38.1e, 2011.174.38.1f, 2011.174.38.1g, 2011.174.38.1h, 2011.174.38.1i, and 2011.174.38.1j.
Priscilla Tietjen Bassett recalls growing up in Plainfield, New Jersey, and attending Smith College, and Emmett W. Bassett, Ph. D. remembers growing up in Henry County, Virginia, serving in World War II, and attending Tuskegee Institute, where he assisted George Washington Carver with research. They tell how they met at a protest of a segregated restaurant in Massachusetts, raising money for Emmett Till's mother, their involvement in many civil rights groups in New York, and attending the March on Washington. They also discuss Dr. Bassett’s career as a professor of dairy science, Mrs. Bassett's career as a librarian, and their struggles as an interracial married couple.
Round pin-back button depicting a black and a white hand clasped together. This is a white button with black text. In the center is a graphic of two hands shaking, one black, one white. The top half of the button is large, black text that reads "AUG. 28/ MARCH ON/ WASHINGTON." Below the graphic, following the circumference of the button's edge in black, block text reads "FOR JOBS AND FREEDOM."
Program from the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom at the Lincoln Memorial. The program is a single page folded in half to create a booklet. The top of the front page has the march title and date in large black letters underlined by a black decorative border. It reads "MARCH ON WASHINGTON/ FOR JOBS AND FREEDOM/ AUGUST 28, 1963." Below the line is the program title in large black block print "LINCOLN MEMORIAL PROGRAM." Below the program title are two columns of text. The column on the left lists the kind of events during the program and the column on the right lists who is participating in the given event and their affiliation. At the bottom center is bold, black text that reads "WE SHALL OVERCOME."
Inside, on the left hand page is an essay, in black print, of the aspirations and goals of the march. Under the essay are the names and affiliations of the movement leaders and supporters. On the right hand page is a formal list of demands of the movement.
The back page is a map of part of the National Mall. It shows the marcher's route, beginning at the Washington Monument and around the reflecting pool to the Lincoln Memorial. It also shows three zones for bus parking for the marchers.