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March on Washington - 50th Anniversary (1963-2013): March on Washington

The 1963 March on Washington attracted an estimated 250,000 people for a peaceful demonstration to promote Civil Rights and economic equality for African Americans. The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech highlighted the event.

March on Washington - 50th Anniversary

50th Anniversary March on Washington Official Website


This site provides information and updates on the numerous commemorative marches that are being planned throughout this country.  In addition, this site provides citizens an opportunity to leave their remembrances and pictures of the march that changed the world.

March on Washington Organizing Manual


Organizing Manual No. 2 gives the final plans for the March.  It details:

  • Who is sponsoring the March?
  • Why We March
  • Our Demands
  • How Do I Get to Washington?
  • Who Will March?
  • What are Our Immediate Tasks?
  • How Do I Get To Washington?
  • The Schedule in Washington
  • How Do We Leave Washington?
  • Signs and Banners
  • Food, Health, and Sanitation Facilities
  • Children and Overnight Accommodation
  • Captains
  • Marshals
  • Transportation Report Form