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Official Program, March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, 28 August 1963, JFK Library, Office of Presidential Libraries,

Refer to CaptionOfficial Program, March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, 28 August 1963, JFK Library, Office of Presidential Libraries, National Archives Identifier 5753043. Learn more

Organized by civil rights, labor, & religious organizations, 200-300,000 participants attended, 75-80% of them African Americans. Best known for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s delivery of his "I have a dream" speech, the even featured key activists in the peace and freedom movements. For more information, check out ourdocuments.gov.