March on Washington 1963

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The March on Washington in 1963 was one of the most successful movements in American history. Although the march was actually carried out in August 1963, the tension was building up throughout the year in form of racial lack of rest. The media coverage of the police cruel acts against the protesters in various parts of the United States started the fire of civil rights demonstrations, which continued throughout the year, and eventually reaches its highest point with the March on Washington on August 28, 1963. Although not completely, this march was inspired by the March on Washington Movement (1941-1947), started by A. Philip Randolph, to a great extent. The March on Washington of 1963, was a huge political rally which took place on August 28 in Washington DC. Also referred to as the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, this march began at the Washington Monument and ended with a cultural program at the Lincoln Memorial. It was marked by many historic moments of American history, including Martin Luther King Jr.'s legendary 'I Have a Dream speech at the Lincoln Memorial. It was also the first protest march to be telecast exclusively on the national television. In fact, it wouldn't be wrong to term that media played a crucial role in the success of the March on Washington. Although heavy police personnel were deployed, citing the chances of the march turning violent, it actually ended in a peaceful manner contradictory to the expectations of many. Many civil right groups, labor organizations, and religious bodies came together to organize the March on Washington in 1963. The theme chosen for the march was 'Jobs and Freedom'. It was an important component of the Civil Rights Movement which was taking shape in the backdrop. The leaders involved in March on Washington included A. Philip Randolph, Martin Luther King Jr, John Lewis, Roy Wilkins, Whitney
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