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March on Washington
Transcript of March on Washington
1/4 of them, OR
62,500 of them were white WHY?! ..why ..why ..why WHY?! you wanna know why? Well, I'll tell you.. *The year of 1963 was noted for racial unrest and civil rights demonstrations. *The March on Washington stated the African-American's demands for meaningful civil rights legislation. *Also, for the elimination of racial segregation in public schools. *As well as, protection for demonstrators against police brutality. *They demanded a major public-works program to provide jobs. *Also, the passage of a law prohibiting racial discrimination in public and private hiring. *As well as, a $2 an hour minimum wage. Northern Cities
-Detroit & Chichago
-Birmingham & Atlanta
Other Small Towns
-Albany, Georgia How? *bus *train *skates *walk !SOME FROM SOUTHERN CITIES WERE HARASSED OR THREATENED ON THEIR WAY! ...because they BELIEVED! They believed in Freedom! They believed that one day they would belong! They also believed in equality for EVERYONE!