The March on Washington was a big event. 250,000 Americans poured into Washington D.C. from all over the country. People walked many miles and some even skated! White and African Americans both joined in.
John F. Kennedy was the president in 1963. He gave an important civil rights speech on June 11, 1963.
The time has come for this nation to fulfill its promise to make all citizens fully free.
At 3:30 that afternoon, Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous "I have a dream" speech.