March On Washington 1963

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The March on Washington was about a large rally of civil and economic rights for African Americans. This event took place in Washington, D.C. on August 28, 1963. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his historic speech I Have a Dream advocating racial harmony at the Lincoln Memorial during the march. This march was helled by a group of civil rights, labor, and religious organizations, under the theme "jobs, and freedom." The march had about 200,000 police to over 300,000 leaders of the march. It was about 75-80% of blacks and the rest was white marchers. The March on Washington helped pass the Civil Rights Act (1964) and the Voting Rights Act (1965). The March name is called March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom or "The Great March on Washington". One that day of the March like about more than 2,000 buses, 21 special trains, 10 chartered airplanes and uncountable cars meet on Washington. The March began at Washington Monument and ended at the Lincoln Memorial that had music and speakers. Some of the speakers were all six civil-rights leaders so called “Big Six”. Two of the leaders were labor leader Walter Reuther and the only female speaker was Josephine Baker. This March were protesting about segregation and job discrimination against blacks in the nation. The significances of the march were to bring together blacks and whites in a peaceful protest of racial injustice. Bring attention to Mr. Kennedy’s civil rights bill. The places the civil rights agenda before the nation. The advances that cause of the civil rights in the
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