Using Your Voice to Create Change

Using Your Voice to Create Change

Honoring the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 5:30pm

CAMPAIGN: Verizon Wireless

CONTENT: Article

by Cameka Crawford

On Aug. 28, 1963, a quarter of a million people gathered for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in Washington, D.C. The group marched from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial for equality, in what was at the time the largest demonstration in the history of the nation’s capital. 

At the march, leaders like John Lewis, president of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and urged Americans to stand up for freedom, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech.

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