March on Washington

The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom was a large political rally in support of civil and economic rights for African-Americans that took place in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, August 28, 1963. At the event, Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his historic “I Have a Dream” speech advocating racial harmony.

“I have dream that my four 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.”   —Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Synonyms:
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

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