The March on Washington
For Jobs & Freedom
*Why Did This Happen?*
*What was it?*
This was a movement for civil rights and to bring attention to black workers. Some people went to bring attention to racial discrimination or just to support a good cause. In any case it was the largest demonstration of civil rights movement. It was a symbol of the civil rights movement.
*Who was involved?*
Members of civil rights groups, churches, synagogues, trade unions, fraternal organization and women's clubs, Movie stars, novelists, and politicians participated in it. It included civil rights leaders John Lewis, Bayard Rustin, Roy Wilkins, Whitney Young, and Labor leader Walter Reuther. It also featured music by Marian Anderson, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Mahalia Jackson, and the trio Peter, Paul, and Mary. It brought together the 6 largest civil rights groups.
Martin Luther King Jr.
The Civil Rights Leaders
*The True Leader*
*I Have a Dream*
- the United States population was: 179,323,175
- the African American population was: 18,871,831
- Racial segregation was legal in all states
“Freedom is never given; it is won.” -A. Philip Randolph, October 15, 1937
After Kennedy's death his vice president (who became president) Lyndon B. Johnson persuaded Congress to pass Kennedy's proposed laws in the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
A. Philip Randolph
Lyndon B. Johnson
John F. Kennedy