African American Historic Event in Washington, D.C

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African American Historic Event in Washington, D.C

Black History Month

bookOn Aug. 28, 1963 in Washington, D.C, the March on Washington -- or the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom -- was one of the largest political rallies for human rights in United States history.

The historic march ended at the Washington Monument across the National Mall to Lincoln Memorial. The organizers' goal was to improve the economic condition of the Black Americans. The march ended with the leaders and organizers of the march meeting with President John F. Kennedy at the White House.

The landmark event for the Civil Rights Movement is credited with winning passage of the federal Civil Right Act of 1963.
For more information on this subject, we welcome your visit to any DC Public Library or the Black Studies Online Research Database.