Black Lives Matter & March on Washington Ruqaya hadi

In 1941, Randolph planned a mass protest in Washington to pressure President Franklin D. Roosevelt to end racial discrimination in the defense industry. They did the March on Washington in 1963 because they were segregated in schools and got discriminated when applying for a job.

March on Washington Protest

The goal of the March on Washington was African American trying to get the government attention and gain their rights backs because they got lower wages, less freedom, bad education because the schools were segregated, and got discriminated when applying for a job.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Important people that were at the event are known as the Big Six that includes Martin Luther King Jr., Roy Wilkins, James Farmer Jr., A. Philip Randolph, John Lewis, and Whitney Young. They impacted the March on Washington because when Martin Luther King Jr. gave his speech "I Have a Dream" he talked about how he dreamed about people being treated equally regardless the race or religion and this seemed to open a lot of peoples eyes. Besides, between 200,000 and 300,000 people showed up for the march were young men and women both African American and white supporting civil rights for blacks.

"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."
Where the March on Washington was at

One of the biggest obstacles to organization was the need for funding. They needed money for the transportation and housing for people that were going to do the march. They overcame this obstacle because organizations such as the NAACP and the Urban League gave a lot of money and other organizations donated important items such as blankets to the people.

The March on Washington impact our lives today because after this event took place less than a year later on July 2, 1964, the Civil Rights Act was passed. A legacy it left behind was a Million Man March. The Million Man March started in October 16, 1995 with a leader of Nation of Islam Louis Farrakhan. He did this to gather an enormous amount of African Americans to honor the March on Washington.

Poster at Black Lives Matter Event

Modern inequality or injustice that impacts groups of people today is Black Lives Matter. I say Black lives matter because after they were mistreated they began doing protests to get rid of the inequality blacks were facing such as police brutally.

Black Lives Matter Protest

March on Washington is similar to the Black Lives Matter protest because they both did it to gain the governments attention to fight for there rights. They didn't have the same obstacles, but they faced the same inequality and injustice. On the other hand, it was triggered by the same reasons.

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