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MARCH ON WASHINGTON

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Ben Theiler

on 12 March 2013

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Transcript of MARCH ON WASHINGTON

Information 0 + - = 9 8 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 c Significance PICTURES What happened More than a quarter of a million people came for the civil rights march, they decided to listen to martin's speech.
SOME OF THE SPEECH
"Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of captivity. Event 1963 March On Washington Who was involved and did it affect Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was involved.

There were 2 groups involved whites and blacks. Where In the Lincoln Memorial Date 1963 August 28th March On Washington But one hundred years later, we must face the tragic fact that the Negro is still not free. More Speech One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination. One hundred years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity. One hundred years later, the Negro is still languishing in the corners of American society and finds himself an exile in his own land. So we have come here today to dramatize an appalling condition.When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir.It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note insofar as her citizens of color are concerned.Negro people a bad check which has come back marked 'insufficient funds.' But we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt. We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation. So we have come to cash this check -- a check that will give us upon demand the riches of freedom and the security of justice. We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of now. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice. Blacks were starting to get treated fairly but some still didn't which is a shame, and some blacks are still being discriminated still today. Let's all start changing our ways and treat blacks fairly. Discrimination at it's worst Bibliography- Core.org, google images, and our paper we got!!!!! :) :) :) By: Ben Theiler
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