“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”
The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom: An estimated 250,000 people took part in the one-mile walk from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial.
Not only was it the largest demonstration for human rights, but it was also a show of unity.
The purpose of the march was to advocate for civil and economic rights. It was at this march that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. standing in front of the Lincoln Memorial delivered his historic “I Have a Dream” speech in which he called for an end to racism.
Image: View from the Lincoln Memorial toward the Washington Monument Credit: United States Marine Corps, Public Domain