Today in Black History: August 28, 1963 “50th Year Anniversary for the March on Washington”

Today marks the 50th year anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s  “I Have A Dream” speech. The March was held August 28, 1963 at the Lincoln Memorial. African Americans marched for jobs and freedom. The march was headed by A. Phillip Randolph, organized by Bayard Rustin, and Dr. King delivered the “I Have A Dream” speech. There were about 250,000 people who marched and about 60,000 of them were white.

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