March on Washington was a march that took place in Washington D.C. on August 28th, 1963. The goal of this event was to rally for African Americans jobs and freedom. At the march, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech to the crowd for an end of racism. Martin Luther King Jr. wanted people to be judged by the content of their character and not the color of their skin.
March on Washington sign - Marching for jobs and freedom
These Americans marched for a change in society. Over 200,000 Americans attended this political rally in Washington D.C. These Americans rallied for African Americans political and social challenges.
Many obstacles took place during this March on Washington. Limited political support was an obstacle from the march. Several plans needed to be put in place in order to ensure success of the march.
The many Americans that attended the March on Washington
The march was a tremendous success with it being one of the largest civil rights rallies in U.S. history. The march united African Americans civil and economic rights. March on Washington is remembered as the turning point in the fight for civil rights.
On February 16th, 2017 'Day Without Immigrants' march took place. 'Day Without Immigrants' march was to protest President Donald Trump's immigration plans. Marches took place in several major cities across the United States. The use of social media was a key factor in scheduling and planning the coordination of the 'Day Without Immigrants' march. Just like the March on Washington, 'Day Without Immigrants' marchers were marching for what they believe.
'Day Without Immigrants' marchers marching through the streets
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