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NAACP Celebrates the 55th Anniversary of the March on Washington

August 27, 2018

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This week marks the 55th anniversary of the pivotal March on Washington. Visit naacp.org/marchonwashington to see pictures and more about the march and enjoy all the links below:

History: The March on Washington
Originally conceived by renowned labor leader A. Phillip Randolph and Roy Wilkins, Executive Secretary of the NAACP, the historic March on Washington evolved into a collaborative effort amongst major civil rights leaders of the day—drawing about quarter-million people together. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered the exalted “I Have a Dream” speech to march-goers from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

Full Speech Text:  I Have a Dream
See the full text of  the “I Have a Dream Speech.

Short Film: March on Washington History
Watch this short, produced by the National Museum of African American History and Culture.