Video: 51 Years Ago Bob Dylan Performed at the ‘March On Washington For Jobs And Freedom’ – ‘When the Ship Comes In’ & More

Joan Baez and Bob Dylan in Washington D.C., 1963.

On August 28, 1963 Bob Dylan was at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. for the “March On Washington,” performing “When The Ship Comes In” with Joan Baez and “Only A Pawn In Their Game” solo before Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his remarkable “I have a dream” speech.

The video below not only shows Dylan performing the first song with Baez and the second alone, but lets us get a sense of what the event was like.

This was “one of the largest political rallies for human rights in United States history,” according to Wikipedia.

Peter, Paul & Mary sing “Blowin’ In The Wind” at the March On Washington”:

Peter, Paul & Mary sing “If I Had a Hammer”:

This video includes some of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous speech:

If you just want to hear Dylan’s songs, here they are:

“When The Ship Comes In,” August 28, 1963 (performed with Joan Baez at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C.):

When That Ship Comes In by Bob Dylan on Grooveshark

“Only A Pawn In Their Game,” August 28, 1963 (performed at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C.):

Only A Pawn In Their Game by Bob Dylan on Grooveshark

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