Washington Turning Point

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The march on Washington, an event that would forever help in changing America for the better. Peaceful marching can be a way to get citizens aware of the issues going on in the world. The people who marched on August 28th, 1963 wanted an everlasting change that needed to happen. The march on Washington was a major turning point in America because of the events that led up to the march, such as the fight for civil rights everywhere including the work force. The march and rally helped make the march on Washington a major turning point in America, as well as the changes that came after the march such as the civil rights bill and the progression of political protest. The events that led up to the march on Washington were events that needed to…show more content…
Millions of people tuned in on their televisions so they could watch the march and rally take place. Marchers couldn’t contain their excitement so they started marching down Constitution Avenue to the Lincoln Memorial before the Big Ten had gotten back from Capitol Hill. Once it became 11:30 there was a steady crowd making it hard for the leaders to join in, eventually the leaders joined and linked arms so they could show brotherhood amongst each other. In the picture taken by Oliver F. Atkins, it shows marchers trying to rest next to the Lincoln Memorial Refection Pool, after all the marching they seemed to be tired and restless. At 1:15 p.m. the rally began, with the Star Spangled Banner. “The largest public demonstration even held in the nation’s capital fittingly received the most extensive world-wide television coverage ever accorded to that time.” In this photograph taken by Bruce Davidson you can see the huge crowd that had gathered near the Washington Monument to take part in the march on Washington. Due to the itinerary given to the marchers they knew that Martin Luther King Jr. was up next to speak, the crowds excitement grew and then they started to chant his name. As soon as Martin Luther King Jr. got up to the podium cheers from the crowd erupted, he waved to the crowd as he stood after a few moments letting the crowd cheer he then started to prepare to give his I Have a Dream speech. People have…show more content…
Some believe that the march on Washington was the reason of a new and changing time for race relations in the United States of America. Believe it or not the march on Washington helped to validate mass political protest as an adequate means of political persuasion. The march on Washington is looked at as one of the reasons that the Civil Rights Bill was passed, after a long time of waiting the Civil Rights Bill was passed on June 19th, 1964. “The House of Representatives passed the final Senate version on July 2nd, 1964, by a vote of 289-126.” “In 1965, a major voting rights bill was enacted, which would greatly increase the enfranchisement of Southern
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