This Day In History - Martin Luther King Jr. Speaks In Washington 1963

Martin Luther King Jr. Speaks In Washington 1963

Saturday, August 28, 2021

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Event Description

On the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., the African American civil rights movement reaches its high-water mark when Martin Luther King, Jr., speaks to about 250,000 people attending the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The demonstrators--black and white,poor and rich--came together in the nation's capital to demand voting rights and equal opportunity for African Americans and to appeal for an end to racial segregation and discrimination.

Event Location

Washington D.C.