March on Washington

March on Washington

The 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom featured an estimated 250,000 peaceful demonstrators walking from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial to hear a political call to arms for economic equality and civil rights for African Americans. Credited with being the final impetus to the passing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the event famously ended with Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic “I have a dream” speech.

Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C. [A group of young women at the march], 08/28/1963
Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C. [A male marcher relaxing.], 08/28/1963
Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C. [A. Philip Randolph, organizer of the demonstration, veteran labor leader who helped to found the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, American Federation of Labor (AFL)...], 08/28/1963
Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C. [Author James Baldwin with actors Marlon Brando and Charlton Heston.], 08/28/1963
Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C. [Close-up view of a crowd at the march.], 08/28/1963
Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C. [Crowd of marchs at the Lincoln Memorial.], 08/28/1963
Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C. [Leaders marching from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial], 08/28/1963
Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C. [Leaders of the march leading marchers down the street.], 08/28/1963
Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C. [Leaders of the march], 08/28/1963
Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C. [Marchers at the Lincoln Memorial.], 08/28/1963
Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C. [Marchers at the Reflecting Pool], 08/28/1963
Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C. [Marchers.], 08/28/1963
Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C. [Sammy Davis, Jr., actor and performer, with Roy Wilkins, Excecutive Secretary of the Natoinal Association for the Advacement of Color People], 08/28/1963
Civil rights march on Washington, D.C.
In front of 170 W 130 St., March on Washington, l to r Bayard Rustin, Deputy Director, Cleveland Robinson, Chairman of Administrative Committee
Photograph of a Young Woman at the Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C. with a Banner, 08/28/1963
Photograph of the Civil Rights March on Washington, 08/28/1963

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