March On Washington

August 28, 1963


More than 200,000 Americans are gathered in Washington, D.C., for a political rally known as the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. This rally was organized by a number of civil rights and religious groups, designed to shed light on the challenged blacks are facing daily across our country. The march includes Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He has given a speech titled "I Have a Dream." Chills travel through the crowd as we listen to King deliver this beautiful speech calling for racial equality. Still today, blacks across the country are facing racial discrimination. However, in Washington DC, the scene is much different.

This event has been a great success. It was planned by the NAACP and the SCLC, both urging all races to attend. Today's march has been a success. More than 200,000 black and white Americans shared a joyous day of speeches, songs, and prayers led by an array of leaders.