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March on washington By: Jeremy

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Transcript of March on washington By: Jeremy

March on Washington By: Jeremy L.
Background Knowledge
How Was It Prepared?
In the 1950s and the early 1960, 6 Africans stood up, known as "The Big Six." MLK ( Martin Luther King Jr.) was one of them.
The Big Six went to john F. Kennedy to check they're agendas and prepare a march.
MLK's speech
Martin Luther king gave out his famous “I Have a Dream” speech at the Lincoln memorial where Lincoln freed the slaves.
Fun Fact: Many people gave speeches but no one wanted to go last because the news crew would most likely leave, but the news crew were happy to stay and listen.

How much people were marching?
There was about 200,000-300,000 Africans Americans marching and protesting for equal rights. Much more than half of the protesters. were blacks, while few of them were whites who believed that blacks should have
what happened when they finished?
After they finished they’re speeches they went to President John F. Kennedy to protest and fight for there rights.It was a huge success! After a year later on July 2, 1964, the Civil Rights Act was passed !
Even though The Civil War ended and ended slavery there still was segregation with African Americans (blacks). This affected with school, lower wages, and discrimination on jobs. Its obvious that this needed to stop.

Voice: Jeremy
Writer: Jeremy
Thank you for reading or listening i hope you learned a lot.
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