When and where did this happen?
august 28th, 1963 in Washington D.C.
what was the goal of this event?
Known for marching for jobs and freedom, the event was to stand up to the social and political injustices the african americans had to face 100 years after emancipation
WHAT OBSTACLES WERE THERE AND HOW WERE THEY OVERCOME?
The Main obstacle that african American protesters were facing was the hate from the white population. Also, keeping the protest peaceful as violence could break out at any point. This protest was had the most impact for the African American population because it pushed the Civil Rights act to be passed. Also, Consisted of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s famous “I Have a Dream’ speech. This protest was televised for everyone to see and had an amazing outcome.
HOW DOES THIS EVENT RELATE TO TODAY?
This event relates to the Women’s march on Washington to protest the inequality between men and women. This large protest consisted of famous icons and known feminist supporters. The main reasons for this event were the wage gap between men and women, unpaid maternity leave, and the proposed non-funding of planned parenthood, and organization that helps women that can’t afford birth control or have unplanned pregnancies. This large scale protest not only happened in Washington but in many large cities all over the U.S. Even the wise words of Martin Luther King, Jr. were brought up at this march
pictured: Protesters standing up for women's rights