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This event was organized by a number of civil rights and religious groups, it was designed to bring awareness on the political and social challenges African Americans continued to face across the country.

On August 28, 1963, more than 200,000 Americans gathered in Washington, D.C., for a political rally known as the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The reason for these people marching was to dramatize the right of black Americans and their political and economic equality.

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference put aside their rivalry, black and white groups across the country were encouraged to come support, and elaborate arrangements were made to ensure a harmonious event.

The march, which became a key moment in the growing struggle for civil rights in the United States, culminated in Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, a spirited call for racial justice and equality. This march also included speeches and performances from John Lewis, Josephine Baker, Mahalia Jackson, Joan Baez and Bob Dylan.

The march was an unprecedented success. More than 200,000 black and white Americans shared a joyous day of speeches, songs, and prayers led by a celebrated array of clergymen, civil rights leaders, politicians, and entertainers.

The people who marched in Washington had to deal with lifelong obstacles of not being treated correctly in the world that was supposed to be the land of the free where everyone was given the same respect but these people had to fight for it.

Currently in our country there has been many marches and riots for the "Black lives Matter" organization standing up against all the racial discrimination that has come back to light to this extreme since the 1960's. Just recently, around 2,000 people gathered Saturday night at Seattle Central for a Black Lives Matter protest that ended up covering a lot of mileage and a lot of issues with stops at a number of sites around Capitol Hill and the Central District including the East Precinct, the county’s youth jail facility, and a troubled property on the backside of 23rd Ave’s Midtown Center. People have not stopped fighting for their rights and they won't until they feel they are treated as equal as everyone else.

History.com Staff. (2009). March on Washington. Retrieved April 28, 2017, from http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/march-on-washington?scrlybrkr=4fabd8e2

Protest march covers Black Lives Matter hot spots from Capitol Hill to youth jail to Midtown Center. (2017, March 06). Retrieved April 28, 2017, from http://www.capitolhillseattle.com/2017/03/march-covers-black-lives-matter-hot-spots-from-capitol-hill-to-youth-jail-to-midtown-center/

Read this list of 1,913 Black Lives Matter protests and other demonstrations. (n.d.). Retrieved April 28, 2017, from https://elephrame.com/textbook/BLM

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