BACKGROUND INFORMATION: It was held in Washington D.C on August 28, 1963. It was for freedom and Jobs and it was led by Martin Luther King Jr. The march was successful in pressuring the administration of John F. Kennedy to initiate a strong federal civil rights bill in Congress. During this event, Martin Luther King delivered his memorable I Have a Dream speech.
Goals: The March of Washington goal was for the black have equal rights as whites. Martin Luther King had a big speech ‘’I Have a Dream’’. More than 200,000 demonstrators took part in the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in the nation's capital. The march was successful in pressuring the administration of John F. Kennedy to initiate a strong federal civil rights bill in Congress.
Who Was Involved: The “Big Six”Randolph and the heads of the five major civil rights organizations: Roy Wilkins of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Whitney Young Jr of the National Urban League Rev Martin Luther.
Obstacles The Whites tried to stop the march and they would beat the blacks up and all the blacks didn't fight back because it would just make it worse and they kept pushing and marching until they got their point across.
OutCome After the March on Washington, ongoing demonstrations and violence continued. On November 22, 1963 President Lyndon Johnson broke through the legislative stalemate in Congress. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 were turning points in the struggle for civil rights.
The Thing I relate to is the Women's March on Washington The reason why I did it because women are not getting paid equal than men and they are marching to have a law for they can have equal rights.
Work Cited http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/march-on-washington?scrlybrkr=ebb03169 https://www.womensmarch.com/ I used the information that Ms Pavalck gave me too the readings