The March On Washington

 

 

 

 

In a fiery climax of the sit-in movement which had been popularized in 1960 in Greensboro, North Carolina, with the two African American students refusing to leave a diner counter without being served, a phenomenal march on Washington, D.C. was staged in August 1963. The march was a dramatic conclusion to the sit-in movement that demonstrated support for the civil rights legislation that was going through Congress at the time. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave a riveting and famous speech about his dreams for the nation. The March on Washington concluded an episode filled with “Freedom Riders” who tried to break segregation in the South along with other nonviolent forms of protest.

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