Leaders of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) confer on September 25, 1963,
at First African Baptist Church in Richmond during the organization’s annual convention. From left to right are the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., president of the SCLC; Joseph E. Lowery, vice-president; and Wyatt Tee Walker, executive director.
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In front of the crowds and the cameras, the speeches of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and other men loomed large 60 years ago at the March on Washington. But the women, including those of faith, who played roles in its organization, its music and its news coverage were mostly left off the official program.