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The March on Washington: Five Teacher Resources
The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, also referred to as the March on Washington and The Great March on Washington, was held in Washington D.C. on August 28, 1963. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech on this day.
- PBS Student Reporting Labs Resource – Look back at these 12 captivating student responses on MLK’s Dream, race and change made at the time of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington to get a discussion started in your own classroom.
- The March on Washington Fact Sheet — The who, what, when, why, where and how of the March.
- Black Lives Matter: Continuing the Civil Rights Movement — An interactive timeline filled with video and text about the events that shaped the Civil Rights Movement. For teachers there is a timeline guide that denotes the event and the length of its corresponding video.
From Slavery to Civil Rights: A Timeline of African-American History is a helpful go-to timeline on important events in civil rights history.
- The March on Washington Glossary — Use this comprehensive glossary to help students build a foundation on the vocabulary of the Civil Rights Movement.
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