March on Washington


50 years ago this week, civil rights leaders engaged in what Martin Luther King, Jr., called “the greatest demonstration of freedom in the history of our nation.” (Washington Post)

You’ve certainly heard the speech King delivered that day—”I Have a Dream.” But did you know that King was not the march’s organizer? That no one did a lot of marching? That not all civil rights leaders even supported the march—one going so far as to call it a “Farce on Washington”?

Use our resources to dismantle some of the myths about the March on Washington.

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