March onto Washington By dat vo

Through August 27 and August 28 1963, thousands of Americans marched to Washington D.C to see Martin Luther King Jr's "I have a dream speech" in which he called for an end to racism and segregation.
Thousands of African Americans and even white people were protesting for desegregation and for the end of racism in the U.S at that time.
MLK Jr was a important person in this event, he gave his speech in order to end racism and segregation in the U.S. This speech was heard by hundreds of thousands of people and helped end segregation.

Some obstacles that these groups were facing were unfair standards and discrimination.

Other people who were in support of segregation often shunned the people who were not in support of segregation.

Some tried to stop the March on Washington but were not successful.

Some ways that these groups overcame the obstacles were; protests, riots, and marches similar to this one.

This implanted the idea that the people protesting, rioting and marching only wanted segregation to be gone. The groups protesting wanted change because society was unfair to them.

The effects of the March on Washington can be observed today. In waiting rooms all around the U.S there is no discrimination and no segregation. African American people have become more widely accepted into society and there is little to no discrimination against them.

Racism is at a low because people have become more accepting of other races and have become aware of the consequences of oppressing a race

In today's society, there are protests, riots, and marches by BLM that are declaring that due to racial profiling and discrimination. Some speculate officers are unfairly targeting African American people which may lead to unnecessary deaths and injuries.

This is similar to the March on Washington event because many are protesting today for what they want and why they want the change. Many are protesting about racial profiling and discrimination in todays society. In the past during the March on Washington many protested for the end of segregation and racism.

Both these events are similar to each other because a minority group is protesting and fighting for what they want and why they want it, whether it be segregation, or racial profiling.

Works Cited

Johnson, T. (N.D). March On Washington. Retrieved from

Ross, S. (N.D). Civil Rights Movement March On Washington. Retrieved from

Jones, W. (2013, March 13). The Forgotten Radical History of the March on Washington. Retrieved from

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