March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, August 28, 1963

The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, August 28, 1963

The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, the March on Washington, or The Great March on Washington, was held in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, August 28, 1963. The purpose of the march was to advocate for the civil and economic rights of African Americans. At the march, Martin Luther King Jr., standing in front of the Lincoln Memorial, delivered his historic “I Have a Dream” speech in which he called for an end to racism. Wikipedia

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Plans for the March on Washington create concern that the march may spark violencePlans for the March on Washington create concern that the march may spark violence Fri, Jun 21, 1963 – 2 · Alabama Journal (Montgomery, Alabama, United States of America) · Newspapers.comOp-ed: Proposed March on Washington Op-ed: Proposed March on Washington "could embarrass President Kennedy" Sun, Jun 30, 1963 – Page 13 · Monroe Morning World (Monroe, Ouachita, Louisiana) · Newspapers.comMoney and transport problems cause issues for leaders ahead of the  Aug. 28th March on WashingtonMoney and transport problems cause issues for leaders ahead of the Aug. 28th March on Washington Wed, Aug 14, 1963 – 28 · The Tampa Tribune (Tampa, Florida, United States of America) · Newspapers.comSome fear the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom may harm the civil rights causeSome fear the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom may harm the civil rights cause Mon, Aug 19, 1963 – Page 3 · The Town Talk (Alexandria, Rapides, Louisiana, United States of America) · Newspapers.comSome Hollywood celebrities support the August 28, 1963, March on Washington for Jobs and FreedomSome Hollywood celebrities support the August 28, 1963, March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom Tue, Aug 20, 1963 – 10 · Hattiesburg American (Hattiesburg, Forrest, Mississippi, United States of America) · Newspapers.comDr. Anna Arnold Hedgeman Dr. Anna Arnold Hedgeman "declares women are real force behind the March on Washington" Sun, Aug 25, 1963 – Page 17 · Palladium-Item (Richmond, Wayne, Indiana, United States of America) · Newspapers.comMarch on Washington is March on Washington is "now expected to be an impressively peaceful demonstration" Sun, Aug 25, 1963 – 2 · The Observer (London, Greater London, England) · Newspapers.comImage showing map of the proposed route for the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and FreedomImage showing map of the proposed route for the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom Mon, Aug 26, 1963 – 2 · Fort Lauderdale News (Fort Lauderdale, Broward, Florida, United States of America) · Newspapers.comOp-ed explains why one man decided not to participate in the March on Washington in 1963Op-ed explains why one man decided not to participate in the March on Washington in 1963 Tue, Aug 27, 1963 – Page 4 · The Kane Republican (Kane, McKean, Pennsylvania) · Newspapers.comThe schedule of events for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in August 1963The schedule of events for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in August 1963 Tue, Aug 27, 1963 – 1 · Iowa City Press-Citizen (Iowa City, Johnson, Iowa, United States of America) · Newspapers.comBoston newspaper front page with news about the March on Washington for Jobs and FreedomBoston newspaper front page with news about the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom Thu, Aug 29, 1963 – 1 · The Boston Globe (Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States of America) · Newspapers.comTexas newspaper headlines about the March on Washington; Also, news of local civil rights marchTexas newspaper headlines about the March on Washington; Also, news of local civil rights march Thu, Aug 29, 1963 – 1 · The Austin American (Austin, Travis, Texas, United States of America) · Newspapers.comExcerpts from speeches at the Lincoln Memorial during the 1963 March on WashingtonExcerpts from speeches at the Lincoln Memorial during the 1963 March on Washington Thu, Aug 29, 1963 – Page 4 · The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America) · Newspapers.comJournalist reacts to Martin Luther King Jr.'s “I have a dream” speech during the marchJournalist reacts to Martin Luther King Jr.'s “I have a dream” speech during the march Thu, Aug 29, 1963 – 11 · The Boston Globe (Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States of America) · Newspapers.comAerial photo of the marchers gathered on the Washington Monument grounds on August 28, 1963Aerial photo of the marchers gathered on the Washington Monument grounds on August 28, 1963 Thu, Aug 29, 1963 – Page 1 · The Daily Tribune (Wisconsin Rapids, Wood, Wisconsin, United States of America) · Newspapers.comPhotos from the March on Washington during the civil rights movement, August 28, 1963Photos from the March on Washington during the civil rights movement, August 28, 1963 Thu, Aug 29, 1963 – Page 13 · Palladium-Item (Richmond, Wayne, Indiana, United States of America) · Newspapers.comPhoto of the leaders of the March on Washington meeting with President John F. KennedyPhoto of the leaders of the March on Washington meeting with President John F. Kennedy Thu, Aug 29, 1963 – Page 1 · The La Crosse Tribune (La Crosse, La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States of America) · Newspapers.comJournalist describes his impressions after attending the March on Washington in August 1963Journalist describes his impressions after attending the March on Washington in August 1963 Thu, Aug 29, 1963 – Page 13 · Palladium-Item (Richmond, Wayne, Indiana, United States of America) · Newspapers.comReactions in Europe and around the world to the March on Washington for Jobs and FreedomReactions in Europe and around the world to the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom Thu, Aug 29, 1963 – Page 13 · Palladium-Item (Richmond, Wayne, Indiana, United States of America) · Newspapers.comPresident Kennedy’s statement regarding the civil rights March on Washington for Jobs and FreedomPresident Kennedy’s statement regarding the civil rights March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom Thu, Aug 29, 1963 – Page 4 · The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America) · Newspapers.comOp-ed with negative view of March on Washington sees it as Op-ed with negative view of March on Washington sees it as "step backward" for American government Fri, Aug 30, 1963 – 4 · Hattiesburg American (Hattiesburg, Forrest, Mississippi, United States of America) · Newspapers.comOp-ed: March on Washington was constitutional and justified but may not solve anythingOp-ed: March on Washington was constitutional and justified but may not solve anything Mon, Sep 2, 1963 – 4 · Rocky Mount Telegram (Rocky Mount, North Carolina, United States of America) · Newspapers.com
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