March On Washington

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“If there is no struggle, there is no progress”, Fredrick Douglass once said. African Americans were treated as if they were not humans. Some of the defining moments were Brown vs. Board of Education, March on Washington, and Plessy vs. Ferguson Case. These moments have a big impact on society today. The Civil Rights Movement was a widespread of African American frustration. Brown vs. Board of Education (1954) now recognized as one of the most significant Supreme Court decisions of the 20th century. Brown upheld that the racial segregation of children in public schools contravenes the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th amendment. Large portions of the United States had racially segregated schools, made legal by Plessy v. Ferguson (1896). Chief Warren wrote that separation in public schools was unequal and unconstitutional. Decades of long fights against segregation led by Thurgood Marshall & member…show more content…
March on Washington was officially called the March on Washington for Jobs & Freedom. This march was not only the largest participation in human rights in the U.S. history , but it also showed, the first time people came together other than the different civil rights organizations. This march consisted of such a diverse crowd. More than 200,000 Americans attended this march. This three-hour long program included speeches from well-known civil rights leaders. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. His speech mainly focused on determination & hope. His speech was meant to inspire & support civil rights & rules in Congress. King’s dream that a place where Americans would see each other as brothers and sister was almost fulfilled from this movement. The march had not only achieved substantial goals, but it had also brought attention to the struggle for civil rights
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