The March on Washington
The march on Washington was a peaceful march and protest that took place in Washington D.C.. Thousand upon thousands of people joined the march in search for equal rights and jobs for African American Citizens. The biggest event that had happened at the march was Martin Luther King's speech "I have a dream" the speech was very out spoken for the black community and supporters of it. The speech was performed in front of the Abraham Lincoln memorial in Washington D.C. Other then his speech there were lots of activities going one other politicians gave speeches and other motivational speakers did as well, the crown and communities sang and laughed and tried to make peace and spread that throughout people who needed it.
Famous Quotes from Mr. King's speech.
"I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream"! - I think that this quote resembles how people should forget about these tragic thoughts of violence and segregation and listen to his dream and what he sees in the future ahead of everyone and how things should be.
"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin but by the content of their character." I think that this quote by Mr. King in his speech shows how he just wants his equality for not only his children but for everyone and he doesn't want people of the new generations to face what they faced (Racial Discrimination).
" I Have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little whit boys and girls" - Martin Luther King Jr. I think by him saying this he is saying in the future there will be equality and no segregation in the future.
I think that the peaceful protests that are held around the United States today relates to The March on Washington.
This is a peaceful protest against the war which is taking place in Washington D.C.
The protest now a days are almost the exact same as the March on Washington the only difference is that the protest now a days are for justice in comparison to what they protested for at the march. The marches now a days consist of justice for African American men and or women getting shot by police officers but now a days the media goes crazy and makes up stories and adds twists to them for reviews and viewers. The protest aren't violent mostly today they just want a say like the political protest from Mr. Trump becoming president they just don't agree with his views and think they should have a say just like the African American people thought they should have a say in how they are treated and what they want to do for work.
Goals of the March on Washington
The main goal of the march was to try to create justice and freedom for African Americans who were being discriminated. Also, another goal was to stop segregation and make everyone equal.
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