On August 28, 1963, over 250,000 People arrived at Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC to fight for jobs and freedom. The March on Washington was a nonviolent form a protesting the segregation and racial inequalities in the United States.
Asa Philip Randolph, a civil rights activist, came up with the idea of the march and with the help of "the heads of the five major civil rights organizations: Roy Wilkins of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP); Whitney Young, Jr., of the National Urban League; Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC); James Farmer of the Conference of Racial Equality (CORE); and John Lewis of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)" the march would happen (Our Documents). At the march many celebrities and musician came to perform and speak out. One in particular was Martin Luther King Jr., here he gave his famous 'I Have A Dream' Speech.
At the time President John F. Kennedy showed little enthusiasm for the march because he feared that violence would set back the Civil Rights Movement; however, there were no incidents reported by police (March on Washington).
In the end, the March was a success and a major keystone in the civil right movement that eventually led to the passing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.