The march took place on August 28th. Going from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Monument, to honor Lincoln, the president that signed the Emancipation Proclamation.
We want, desegregated public accommodations and public schools, redress of violations of constitutional rights and an expansive federal works program to train employees.
An estimated number of 250,000 people came, which was the largest gathering of people in Washington DC. Speeches came from A. Philip Randolph and John Lewis. There was also music from Mahalia Jackson.
"How I Got Over"
“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character” - Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr. made his famous, "I Have a Dream" speech, there were television cameras pointed at him and he used the history of the US Constitution to support the idea of equality for all.
His speech was one of the most important parts of the march. This very popular, televised, speech shined light on the movement and helped with the Civil Rights act and the Voting Rights Act.
MLK Jr. made a speech at the March on Washington yesterday.
Martin Luther King Jr. was a hero during the civil rights movement, his legacy and his speech brought hope to many peoples eyes for future equality. Even after his death he still carried on the movement in people minds and hearts.