March On Washington

By: Nick Willey

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Background Info

  • Born January 15th, 1929
  • second oldest sibling
  • Father was a pastor
  • Skipped 9th and 12th grade because he was so smart
  • He was a baptist minister
Bet You Didn't Know: March on Washington | History

The Protest

  • Began in 1950
  • Largest civil rights movement
  • 250,000 Americans march on August 28th 1963
  • Spoke his "I have a dream speech" in 1963
  • March was for jobs and freedom
  • King was the leader of the movement
  • First half of speech about "Racial injustice"
  • second half of speech about "Racial harmony"
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Effectiveness of Protest

  • Creates better environment for African Americans
  • Easier for Blacks to get jobs
  • In 1957 Martin Luther King Jr. awarded Spingarn metal
  • Shot and killed while helping a protest movement
  • Peacful protests help to end slavery
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How do they demonstrate their belief system through protest?

  • They demonstrate through peacful protests
  • The march was an example of a peaceful protest
  • Never any violent protests led by MLK