This is Martin Luther King Jr. giving his "I have a Dream" speech
March on Washington
The March on Washington took place on August 28, 1963. Over 200,000 Americans were present in the march. They were marching for the jobs and freedom of people of color. Though they were "free" from slavery and "equal" they were still discriminated. They couldn't get good jobs and were heavily segregated. Most African Americans had labor jobs. Also they could not shop or eat in the same stores and restaurants as whites. The march protested these inequalitys and was led by civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. During the march, 200,000 Americans (black and white) shared songs, prayers and speeches. The most famous speech of the march was Martin Luther King's "I have a Dream" speech which was the climax of the event. The march was a huge success. Millions watched on television and the civil rights movement movement gained momentum. It aslo made racism "uncool". After the march president John F. Kennedy said "we can properly be proud of the demonstration that has occurred here today". This inspiried the youth to be more inclusive and support the civil rights movement.