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Official Program for the March on Washington (1963) and Resource Materials

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    This program listed the events scheduled at the Lincoln Memorial during the August 28, 1963, March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The highlight of the march, which attracted 250,000 people, was Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech. This resource group includes 2 primary source images, a background essay and a transcript.

  • Official Program for the March on Washington (1963): Background Essay

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  • Official Program for the March on Washington (1963): Transcript

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  • Official Program for the March on Washington (1963): Image 1

    This is an image of the Offical Program of the March on Washington. This program listed the events scheduled at the Lincoln Memorial during the August 28, 1963, March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The highlight of the march, which attracted 250,000 people, was Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech.

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  • Official Program for the March on Washington (1963): Image 2

    This is an additional image related to the March on Washington. This program listed the events scheduled at the Lincoln Memorial during the August 28, 1963, March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The highlight of the march, which attracted 250,000 people, was Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech.

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National Standards for History

Understand the significance of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom to the course of the civil rights movement in the United States. Examine the program for the rally and an image.


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    The National Archives and Records Administration (archives.gov)

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