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Martin Luther King, Jr. and civil rights
Transcript of Martin Luther King, Jr. and civil rights
200,000 people participated in the march.
Halfway through his speech, Dr. King began to improvise, which resulted in the most memorable section of the speech, with the phrase "I have a dream."
The March on Washington was aimed at obtaining:
meaningful civil rights legislation
a federal works program
the right to vote
better employment opportunities
At the time of this speech, King and other civil rights activists had already been working hard for nine years to gain equal rights for African Americans.
He gave the "I Have a Dream" speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
What historical significance does this have?
This speech was a turning point in the civil rights movement.
After it was given, several legislative acts were passed to attempt to create more racial equality.
Ultimately, the work of Dr. King and other activists led to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Dr. King was assassinated on April 4, 1968. The day before his assassination, he gave a powerful speech that showed his impressive persuasive speaking skills and his passion for equal rights for all Americans.