Social Mvmts: March on Washington for Jobs & Freedom
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.