For jobs and freedom
A rally at the Washington Monument on August 28, 1963, began the “March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.” The march proceeded to the Lincoln Memorial, where Dr. Martin Luther King delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. March leaders then met with President John F. Kennedy. A record 250,000 civil rights demonstrators participated peacefully in this Washington, D.C., event.
National Archives, Records of the U.S. Information Agency
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