Wednesday, August 28, 2013

American Civil Rights Movement Resources

Today marks the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, one of the largest and significant political rallies for human rights in United States history.  

The event took place on Wednesday, August 28, 1963 and involved well-over 200,000 activists, most of whom were African-American.  

Considered the defining moment of the American Civil Rights Movement, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famed “I Have a Dream” speech delivered in front of the Lincoln Memorial memorialized the occasion.  

This peaceful demonstration is greatly recognized for its impact on helping to pass the Civil Rights Act (1964) and the Voting Rights Act (1965), two legislative landmarks outlawing major forms of discrimination against racial, ethnic, national and religious minorities, and women.  

To commemorate this important day in history, we’re featuring here a few online resources that highlight these past efforts to ensure the rights of freedom and equality for all.

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