50th Anniversary Of The March On Washington This Week

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MARCH.pngThis week marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom which was held on August 28th, 1963.  Organized by civil rights activists and labor and religious organizations, the March is believed to have helped pass both the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 1965 Voting Rights Act. 

The March was highlighted by Dr. Martin Luther King Junior's immortal  "I Have A Dream" speech, which you can watch on the video below:

 

For more info about the March and it's historical importance, click here.

 

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