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March on Washington flyers

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Title:March on Washington flyers

In August of 1963, more than 200,000 activists from all over the country gathered for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The day was filled with speeches, musical performances, and the declaration of political platforms, whose common theme was racial equality in America. The largest demonstration in American history to that date, it marked the apex of the Civil Rights movement. These flyers document the speakers and issues that pressured President John F. Kennedy to draft legislation guaranteeing equal rights for African Americans.

Includes a background essay, discussion questions, and alignments to teaching standards.

Major funding for this project is provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Supported in part by a grant from the Open Society Institute.

Grade range: 3-12.

A transcript of an interview.

The Civil Rights Digital Library received support from a National Leadership Grant for Libraries awarded to the University of Georgia by the Institute of Museum and Library Services for the aggregation and enhancement of partner metadata.

Types:Instructional materials | Teaching guides | Resource units | Fliers (printed material) | MovingImage
Subjects:King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 | Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 | Randolph, A. Philip (Asa Philip), 1889-1979 | Rustin, Bayard, 1912-1987 | Wilkins, Roy, 1901-1981 | Farmer, James, 1920- | Lewis, John, 1940 Feb. 21- | Young, Whitney M. | Parks, Rosa, 1913-2005 | Bates, Daisy | Nash, Diane, 1938- | Richardson, Gloria, 1922- | Lee, Herbert, Mrs. | Evers-Williams, Myrlie | Protest marches--Washington (D.C.) | Civil rights demonstrations--Washington (D.C.) | African Americans--Washington (D.C.) | African American civil rights workers | African American pacifists | African Americans--Civil rights | African Americans--Legal status, laws, etc. | African Americans--Violence against | Civil rights movements--United States | Equality | Discrimination in employment--Law and legislation | Nonviolence--United States | Social justice--United States | United States--Social conditions | United States--Race relations | Sixteenth Street Baptist Church (Birmingham, Ala.) | United States. Civil Rights Act of 1964 | March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Washington, D.C., 1963 | United States, District of Columbia, Washington, 38.907192, -77.036871
Collection:Teachers' Domain Civil Rights Special Collection
Institution:WGBH Educational Foundation
Contributors:Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (Birmingham, Ala.) | Teacher's Domain Civil Rights Special Collection | WGBH Educational Foundation
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The Teachers' Domain Civil Rights Collection is a collaborative production of WGBH Education Productions, the WGBH Media Library, and WGBH Interactive, in partnership with the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and Washington University in St. Louis.

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Forms part of: Teacher's Domain Civil Right Special Collection.

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