August 28 - 1963 - The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

The thing most people remember about the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom is Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. But the March on Washington was much more than just one speech, and that speech was much more than it is usually portrayed in American culture. The entire March was a long planned, gigantic event which brought a quarter of a million people to the Mall in Washington to show support for a Civil Rights Act. The "I Have a Dream" speech is also much more than an outlining of what racial reconciliation looks like.

William Floyd