March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom
Lerone Bennett, Jr. talks about the March on Washington
     
August 28 - Washington, DC - 200,000-250,000 Black and white people "marched" into Washington, DC in a show of nation-wide support for the Civil Rights Movement. The highlights of the day were Dr. King's now-famous "I Have a Dream" speech and John Lewis' less talked about controversial one . The low point was the fact that women were not allowed to be a part of the speaking roster (even though Dr. Dorothy I. Height was a part of the organizing committee and Josephine Baker addressed the crowd).