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.