March on Washington
- In 1963, a march had taken place for jobs and freedom
- In 1963, racial discrimination was a big problem in towns and cities
- The march was held August 28th, 1963
- Martin Luther King, Jr, and A. Philip Randolph organized the march
Events before the Protest
- Emmett Till was an African American teenager from Chicago who was beaten and killed while on a trip in Mississippi
- Blacks were not allowed to vote, or get good jobs( or any jobs really)
Information About Protest
- The people marched from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial
- A total of about 250,000 people both white and African American marched.
Effects of the Protest
- The "I Have a Dream" speech became the symbol of the civil rights movement
- The law stating to protect the civil rights of all U.S citizens was passed in 1964
- Because of the civil rights movement, congress passed several laws to eliminate discrimination
Question: "how did the participants demonstrate their belief system through their protests?"
People like Martian Luther King Jr. and A. Philip Randolph demonstrated their belief through a march and inspiring speeches to get his point across. They never resorted to violence and didn't fight, they only spoke.