March on Washington

March on Washington

On August 28th, 1963 more than 250,000 people marched to the nation’s capital. They were all waiting for Martin Luther King Junior to arrive and deliever a speech. When he arrived he gave one of his most famous speeches called “I have a dream.” Two weeks after giving his powerful and moving speech he was assassinated.

It was a terrible loss and many people were grieving, but not too long after the Civil Rights Act was signed and it prohibited discrimination against race, religion, gender, etc. Many people believe that the Civil Rights Act was passed because of the brave and powerful Martin Luther King Junior.

I believe if Martin Luther King hadn’t come forward the African Americans would have turned towards violence as a way to get freedom. I think if Martin Luther King Junior wasn’t assassinated than we could’ve ended discrimination quicker.

Work Cited:

 Danzer, Gerald A. “The Triumphs of a Crusade.” Introduction. The Americans: Reconstruction through the 20th Century. Evanston, IL: McDougal Littell, 1999. 707-08. Print.

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