- Teachers' Domain Civil Rights Special Collection
- March on Washington flyers
- WGBH Educational Foundation
- Date of Original:
- 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
Discrimination in employment--Law and legislation
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
- 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 L., Jr. (James Leonard), 1920-1999
Lewis, John, 1940-2020
Young, Whitney M.
Parks, Rosa, 1913-2005
Nash, Diane, 1938-
Richardson, Gloria, 1922-
Lee, Herbert, Mrs.
- United States, District of Columbia, Washington, 38.89511, -77.03637
- instructional materials
fliers (printed matter)
- 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 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.
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.
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- Contributing Institution:
- Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (Birmingham, Ala.)