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The March on Washington

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Civics +2 Age Levels Elementary (9 to 12 years old), Middle School (13 to 15 years old)
The Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 60s tackled many problems facing African-Americans at the time. This collection offers a brief video introduction into the March on Washington in 1963, which brought national attention to many of these issues, and asks students to analyze a photograph and three artifacts from the March. Students will answer the question "What problems did participants in the March on Washington aim to solve?" and consider how these issues continue to have relevance in the United States today.

tags: Civil Rights, Martin Luther King, A. Phillip Randolph

The March on Washington

Smithsonian Education

March on Washington Handbill

National Museum of American History

The March on Washington: We Shall Overcome!

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Placard from March on Washington "WE DEMAND AN END TO POLICE BRUTALITY NOW"

National Museum of African American History and Culture