‘No more Sam Ervin, no more Sam Ervin over me….’

“At some points, marchers moved silently…. At other points, the march was a parade, with rhythmic singing and chanting….

“A group of 82 people from Wilmington, North Carolina, dressed in black jackets and hoods, strolled down Constitution Avenue, mocking the segregationist senator from South Carolina [sic] with a variation of ‘Oh Freedom’:

No more Sam Ervin

No more Sam Ervin over me

And before I’ll be a slave

I’ll be buried in my grave

And go home to my Lord and be free

— From “Nobody Turn Me Around: A People’s History of the 1963 March on Washington” by Charles Euchner (2010)