When: August 28, 1963

Where: Washington, DC, United States of America

200,000 people congregated in Washington DC for the peaceful march advocating for civil and economic rights and freedoms of African-Americans where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his legendary “I Have a Dream Speech”.


Further Reading:

Barber, Lucy. Marching on Washington: The Forging of an American Political Tradition. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002.

Goduti, Philip A. Robert F. Kennedy and the Shaping of Civil Rights, 1960-1964. Jefferson: McFarland and Company, Inc., Publishers, 2013.

Harris, Janet. The Long Freedom Road: The Civil Rights Story. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1967.

March on Washington.” History. March 16, 2021.