NAACP Celebrates the 55th Anniversary of the March on Washington

August 27, 2018


This week marks the 55th anniversary of the pivotal March on Washington. Visit 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.