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This board explores the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, which began on Tuesday August 27, 1963, and has been billed as one of the largest political rallies for human rights in U.S. history. Participants called for civil and economic rights for African Americans. On August 28, 1963. Martin Luther King, Jr. stood before the Lincoln Memorial and delivered his historic "I Have a Dream" speech. The march is credited with helping to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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An appeal to you from James Farmer, Martin Luther King, Jr., John Lewis, A. Philip Randolph, Roy Williams, and Whitney Young to March on Washington, Wednesday, August 28, 1963 America faces a crises... Millions of Negroes are denied freedom... Millions of citizens, black and white, are unemployed... — in Washington, District of Columbia.

Pamphlet on Final Plans for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, August 1963

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Bayard Rustin and Cleveland Robinson at the march on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 7, 1963 — in Washington, District Of Columbia.

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"National Headquarters: March on Washington for Jobs & Freedom" - Bayard Rustin set up headquarters in a Harlem walk-up tenement at 170 W. 130th Street near 7th Avenue. In this photo Cleveland Robinson stands on the second floor balcony. Photo credit: Orlando Fernandez / Library of Congress

Members of the Congress of Racial Equality leaving Brooklyn en route to the March on Washington, on April At Lawrence Cumberbatch (fourth from left, in back wearing a white hat) was the group's youngest member. History Photos, Us History, History Facts, Black History, Ap Language, Literary Travel, Racial Equality, Library Of Congress, Colors

Members of the Congress of Racial Equality leaving Brooklyn en route to the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, on April 15, 1963. At 16, Lawrence Cumberbatch (fourth from left, in back wearing a white hat) was the group's youngest member. Photo credit: Orlando Fernandez / World Telegram & Sun / Library of Congress

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A Baptist minister, King led the civil rights movement by peacefully pursuing a vision of racial justice.

On the morning of the march, civil rights leaders (including Martin Luther King, foreground left, and John Lewis, foreground right) first met with members of Congress (Senator Everett Dirksen of Illinois, center). Photo credit: Stanley Tretick

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Photo credit: Leonard Freed — in Washington, District of Columbia.

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"Episcopalians Support Civil Rights" Photo credit: Does anyone know who took this image? — in Washington, District of Columbia.

While the most indelible images from the civil rights era were of protest and conflict in the South, a new book explores the discrimination African-Americans struggled against in the North and elsewhere.

March on Washington Marcher with hand-lettered sign: "Like Man, I'm Tired (of Waiting)," August 28, 1963. Photo credit: Matt Herro

Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day here in the United States - honoring the Baptist minister, activist, humanitarian, and leader of the African-American Civil Rights Movement. This overview captures.

Thousands of people gather at the Lincoln Memorial and around its reflecting pool to hear featured speakers at the conclusion of the March on Washington. The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s keynote speech, 'I Have A Dream,' inspired millions and became a landmark statement of the American civil rights movement, August 28, 1963. Photo credit: Getty

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burnedshoes: “ © Paul Schutzer, March on Washington Caption from LIFE: Overalled couple with New York delegation, reminiscent of famous Grant Wood painting, join crowd which packed mall before Lincoln Memorial. See more amazing Schutzer color.

"We demand equal rights now!" - March on Washington, August 28, 1963. Photo credit: LIFE Magazine

March on Washington for Jobs & Freedom taking place on Constitution Ave. as march organizers link arms in front: Martin Luther King, Jr. Rabbi Joachim Prinz A. Philip Randolph Roy Wilkins & Whitney Young et al.

Civil rights and union leaders, including Martin Luther King Jr., Joseph L. Rauh Jr., Whitney Young, Roy Wilkins, A. Philip Randolph, Walter Reuther, and Sam Weinblatt march at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, August 28, 1963. Photo credit: United States Information Agency