1963- The famous March on Washington was a culminating point for the Civil Rights Movement, in which thousands of Blacks flocked to the nation's capital in a support of civil rights legislation. This is where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would give his "I Have a Dream" speech.
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Rosa Parks with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 1955
"I Have a Dream" is a 17-minute public speech by Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered on August 28, 1963, in which he called for an end to racism in the United States. The speech, delivered to over 200,000 civil rights supporters from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, was a defining moment of the American Civil Rights Movement.