Civil Rights march in Washington, DC; Martin Luther King's ‘I Have A Dream’ speech

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  • Lucas Paul Richert (University of Saskatchewan)

Historical Context Note

On 28 August 1963, over 200,000 peaceful civil rights demonstrators marched on Washington, D.C. The throng of people, a collection of different factions of the larger civil rights movement, congregated at the Lincoln Memorial in an effort to promote the notion of equal justice for all U.S. citizens under the constitution. During the proceedings, Martin Luther King delivered his famous and evocative ‘I Have A Dream' speech, in which he expressed his belief that all men could be brothers.

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Richert, Lucas Paul. "Civil Rights march in Washington, DC; Martin Luther King's ‘I Have A Dream’ speech". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 October 2008
[, accessed 02 December 2015.]

Related Groups

  1. American Civil-Rights Movement in the 1960s