1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

Title

1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

Description

Roughly 250,000 people joined The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, one of the largest civil rights demonstrations in US history. Marching for social and economic equality, the crowd stretched from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his "I Have A Dream Speech" on its steps. The march influenced Congress to pass the Civil Rights Act (1964) and the Voting Rights Act (1965).

Source

National Archives at College Park. View original.

Date

08/28/1963

Coverage

Event Type

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19630828

Description

Roughly 250,000 people joined The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, one of the largest civil rights demonstrations in US history. Marching for social and economic equality, the crowd stretched from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his "I Have A Dream Speech" on its steps. The march influenced Congress to pass the Civil Rights Act (1964) and the Voting Rights Act (1965).

Date

08/28/1963

Coverage

1950-1979

Source

National Archives at College Park. View original.