The Story Of The March On Washington

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This is the story of MLK and the march on Washington

Submitted: February 03, 2017

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Submitted: February 03, 2017



Martin Luther King Jr And The March On Washington


It was August 28, 1963 in Washington D.C. At the time  it was full of people of different color. That factor is what led up to something called the March On Washington and this was led by a man named Martin Luther King Jr.

In this time of history people who were not white were treated poorly by the white people. They would be talked about, beaten, or killed. Often times  were even called very bad thing’s. Children of color could not play with kids that were white because it was considered illegal and rude to. Other colored skin people protested for other colored skin rights for jobs for money to feed their family and a great education.

Martin Luther King Jr. was born January 15, 1929 in Atlanta GA. (Nobel Prize foundation) All throughout his life, MLK wondered why he could never talk to a white person. As time went on he then understood it was because the color of his skin. As an adult he became a pastor at Dexter Avenue Church in Montgomery Alabama. Martin had a dream, that dream was for everyone to be equal. Most people didn’t believe in what he had to say. MLK did not believe in violence but to fight with words peacefully. Violence was never the option.

The March on Washington was a movement for jobs and freedom for civil rights. White people seemed to think that other races weren't as good as they were. Often times they treated people of color poorly. Some whites actually helped and supported the march on Washington. While doing so, some were even killed. This event was one of the most important peaceful protests at the Washington Memorial. The march led to the Lincoln memorial where performers and speakers gathered. This is where Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous  “I Have A Dream” speech. This speech was important  because it was the speech that gave the African Americans their rights to be free. They still had to follow the laws but they could have a job to make money for food to be put on their table to feed there family's.

Martin Luther King Jr. led this march on Washington to promote civil rights and to put food on the table of African Americans. MLK once said “ I have a dream that one day right there in Alabama little black boys and little black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.” This was his dream and it came true.


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