The March on Washington



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Author(s): Elizabeth Hooper


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  • Peter, Paul, and Mary
    Description: While The March on Washington was organized by African-Americans, a cross-section of Americans were involved. Many musicians that were popular at the time were involved in the march. YouTube. N.p., 9 Sept. 2009. Web. 24 July 2013. .

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  • The March on Washington, An Oral History
    Description: Americans who marched on Washington 50 years ago under a blazing sun recall the day they were part of a turning point in history. Smithsonian. Smithsonian Magazine, n.d. Web. 24 July 2013. .

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  • The March on Washington
    Description: The 1963 March on Washington attracted an estimated 250,000 people for a peaceful demonstration to promote Civil Rights and economic equality for African Americans. Participants walked down Constitution and Independence avenues, then 100 years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed gathered before the Lincoln Monument for speeches, songs, and prayer. Televised live to an audience of millions, the march provided dramatic moments, most memorably the Rev Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. "The World Hears of Dr. King's 'Dream.'" www.core-online.org. CORE, n.d. Web. 24 July 2013. .

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  • Dr. King's Speech
    Description: An newsreel of the era documenting The March on Washington.

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