"I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal." Martin Luther King Jr.
Who was protesting:
- Anyone who felt Americans didn't have equal rights
- People that wanted a change
- African Americans who wanted more rights
- There were many organizations such as National Assoc. for Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), The student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), The American Federation of Labor (AFL-CIO), and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). That were represented at the March.
What challenges did African American people face?
Each person had their challenges, when each new law was passed many white Americans ignored the laws. The laws were rarely enforced. Many minorities were angry due to the restriction of their voting rights. Another major obstacles was the wage inequality.
How they beat the obstacles?
The March on Washington lead to the Act of 1964 which allowed African Americans and many minorities to have equal right and WAGE. This is one of the biggest outcome of the march. The government was stalling when the President brought up the inequalities, to move the filibustering along the march on Washington brought up the dreams of what it would it be like after the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
"Separate doesn't mean equal"
What are the impacts of the March on Washington:
We remember the image of 20,000 americans standing up for what they believe in. But some of the changes you don't even think about anymore.
- We had our first Minority president in 2008
- Jackie Robinson changed Baseball forever with him be the first African American to play in a major league game.
- Our schools are very diverse
- It helped draw attention to move the Civil Rights Act 1964 to pass