Washington, D.C.

 

March on Washington

August 28, 1963

The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom had, unsurprisingly, drew a crowd of protestors of all ages. The crowd would peak around a quarter of a million. 1 However, this historic march is continually discussed in sole regards to Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I have a Dream" speech. By looking through pictures, however, students can compare these images of youth interest in both the speech and the Civil Rights Movement to other speeches, such as President Obama's "Yes We Can" speech or President Trump's inaugural address.


Image Credit in Order of Appearance
Carter, Roosevelt H. "Students in NAACP jackets at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom." Digital image. Library of Congress. Call No. 34 in A Day Like No Other: Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. 1963. https://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2009631182/.
Leffler, Warren K. "Civil rights march on Wash[ington], D.C. / [WKL]." Digital image. Library of Congress. Call No. LC-U9- 10359-15 in Miscellaneous Items in High Demand. 1963. https://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2003654394/.
Leffler, Warren K. "Civil rights march on Wash[ington], D.C. / [WKL]." Digital image. Library of Congress. Call No. LC-U9- 10361-15 in Miscellaneous Items in High Demand. 1963. https://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2003688164/.
 

Videos

The following videos will provide you with the voices of those involved in events of the Civil Rights Movement in Washington, D.C..

Though this video focuses on the MLK's famous "I have a Dream" speech, there is a stream of stock footage from the event that shows just how packed the event was with young activists.

Featured Image Credit
Carter, Roosevelt H. "Students in NAACP jackets at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom." Digital image. Library of Congress. Call No. 34 in A Day Like No Other: Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. 1963. https://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2009631182/.
  1. King Leads the March on Washington. Performed by Martin Luther King, Jr. The History Channel. Accessed April 14, 2017. http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/civil-rights-movement/videos/martin-luther-king-jr-leads-the-march-on-washington.

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