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The March on Washington 1963

Updated Aug 28, 2020
Kathy Pinna
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on Aug 25, 2011 10:08 PM
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The March on Washington in favor of Civil Rights, led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Over 200,000 people marched on Washington DC to protest for Civil Rights for African-Americans. This is the March in which Dr King gave his famous "I have a dream" speech.

Dr King is shown in this photo with other civil rights leaders - they are in front of the bandstand, surrounded by protest signs.

courtesy of the Library of Congress, Leffler, Warren K., photographer
Date & Place: at The Mall in Washington DC, Washington DC USA

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AncientFaces commented on Aug 28, 2020
On Aug 28th 1963, over half a century ago, Martin Luther King delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech at the March on Washington. 200,000+ people marched that day for "Jobs and Freedom". Notice the sign "No U.S. Dough to help Jim Crow Grow"? Jim Crow refers to repressive laws that enforced racial segregation and were used to restrict African American rights. The term originated from 1830s actor Thomas D. Rice who made a name for himself performing as "Jim Crow" - a clumsy & slow witted caricature of a black slave.
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