The March On Washington
More than 200,000 Americans gathered in Washington, D.C., on August 28, 1963. This was for a political rally known as the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Organized by a number of civil rights groups, the event was to let everyone know the political and social challenges African Americans continued to face across the country. The march, which became a key moment in the growing struggle for civil rights in the United States, culminated in Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, a spirited call for racial justice and equality.
This was lead by Martian Luther King Jr.
In the spring of 1963, activists in Birmingham, Alabama launched Project C, better known as The Birmingham Campaign. The peaceful demonstrations would be met with violent attacks using high-pressure fire hoses and police dogs on men, women and children alike -- producing some of the most iconic and troubling images of the Civil Rights Movement. It is considered one of the major turning points in the Civil Rights Movement and the "beginning of the end."
"We can no longer accept second rate citizenship."
"We wanted to directly say to the president, we want change"
"We were motivating anybody we knew to raise money for people to attend the march on Washington."
"We knew the march on Washington was going to change everything."
"History may not record our names, but they will recorded the history that we all made."