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U.S. civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. (C) waves to supporters from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 1963 on the Mall in Washington D.C. during the March on Washington. August 28 marks the 50th anniversary of the famous "I Have a Dream" speech, which is credited with mobilizing supporters of desegregation and prompted the 1964 Civil Rights Act. (AFP/Getty Images) Darkroom: The Baltimore Sun
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech on this day on Aug. 28, 1963 at the Lincoln Memorial for the March on Washington, Washington, DC. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images) The annual MLK Dream Run will happen every year in August in Portland Oregon in honor of his memory.
August 28, 1963 - Between 200,000 and 300,000 people participated in the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. As one of the 10 speakers, Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his partly improvised "I have a dream" speech at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. In it, he called for an end to racism in the US, an aim not fully accomplished 50 years later, although his speech (and the march) invoked the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 1965 Voting Rights Act. #history #civilrights
Picture books about the civil rights movement with lesson extensions Laura Borrego
Civil Rights March, Washington, D.C., August 28, 1963
Martin Luther King, Jr. and Civil Rights Leaders with Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy and Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, 22 June 1963
Child of the Civil Rights Movement: a young girl's experience with civil rights activism in the South
Memphis sanitation workers strike in 1968 with "I Am A Man" posters, which emerged as a unifying civil rights theme.
Songs inspired by the Civil Rights Movement.
Eve Arnold—Magnum Children line up outside a Nation of Islam meeting at the Uline Arena, Washington, D.C., 1961
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Ideas for teaching about the Civil Rights Movement
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