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Martin Luther King, Jr. by Alice Fleming
Publication Date: 2008-02-05
I have a dream. Those rousing words, spoken by Martin Luther King, Jr. at an historic civil rights rally in Washington, D.C., brought hope to those who listened: hope that in the future there might not be two Americas--one black and one white--but instead a country united, with justice for all. Here is King's inspiring story, which began in Atlanta, Georgia in 1929 and came to a tragic end on April 4, 1968 when an assassin fatally shot him. The pastor of a small Baptist church in Montgomery, Alabama, King became the driving force of the civil rights movement when he led a black boycott of the city's bus lines. His philosophy of nonviolence, and his breathtaking eloquence, helped free African Americans from decades of oppression and finally won them the rights--and opportunities--they deserved.
Who marched for civil rights? by Spilsbury, Richard
Call Number: NFS 323.1 SPI
Publication Date: 2014
What do we know about the thousands of people who marched for civil rights campaigns in the 1960s? This book shows how we know about the marchers and their experiences from primary and other sources. It includes information on some historical detective work that has taken place, which has enabled historians to piece together the fascinating story of these marches.
The History Channel
The March on Washington was a massive protest march that occurred in August 1963, when some 250,000 people gathered in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Also known as the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, the event aimed to draw attention to continuing challenges and inequalities faced by African Americans a century after emancipation. It was also the occasion of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s now-iconic “I Have A Dream” speech.
Civil Rights Digital Library
On August 28, 1963, a quarter of a million Americans from across the United States converged on the nation's capitol in what was to become a defining moment in the Civil Rights movement.
March on Washington: The Activists Who Took a Stand for Equality- We look back at the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, which took place on August 28, 1963, and remember the activists who made change happen.
"Separate but Equal" facilities and Jim Crow laws provide the realistic backdrop for this insightful and moving visual history of the Civil Rights Movement. The most dramatic moments in the fight for equality are presented, from the historic case of Plessy v. Ferguson to roles of many prominent African Americans like Booker T. Washington, Marcus Garvey, A. Philip Randolph, Thurgood Marshall, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X. .
On August 28, 1963, a quarter million people gather to support civil rights, and share Dr. King's "dream" of equality.
Find out how Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech became an impromptu addition to the March on Washington.
I Have a Dream Speech Martin Luther King's Address at March on Washington August 28, 1963. Washington, D.C. When we let freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, "Free at last! free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!"
Movie from the National Museum of African American History and Culture's exhibit, Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863 and the March on Washington, 1963.
March on Washington, in full March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, political demonstration held in Washington, D.C., in 1963 by civil rights leaders to protest racial discrimination and to show support for major civil rights legislation that was pending in Congress.
The March on Washington, which took place on August 28, 1963, was one of the largest civil rights rallies in US history, and one of the most famous examples of non-violent mass direct action.
An Oral History of the March on Washington. Americans who marched on Washington 50 years ago under a blazing sun recall the day they were part of a turning point in history
World Book- ebook
A history of the African American civil rights movement, based on primary source documents and other historical artifacts. Log in and search civil rights.