The March On Washington
According to popular belief, it is nearly impossible to fight for what you believe in and make a difference. However, that was proven wrong by the March on Washington on August 28th, 1963. A. Philip Randolph, a civil rights leader, was the great man who thought of the march. A large number of people gathered around the Lincoln Memorial to be witnesses to Martin-Luther King, Jr.'s, famous speech, "I Have a Dream." Everyone marched in unison, blacks and whites, rich and poor. They put aside their differences because they were willing to work together to get what they wanted. The main reason people marched was because they wanted African Americans to have good jobs so they could support their families. They wanted freedom for every American, regardless of their race. They wanted everyone to be equal and to be treated right. This march was an important step towards making these wishes come true. The beauty of this march was that it was organized in only two months, showing that when people who want the same goals unite, anything can happen! Right after this, President Kennedy passed the Civil Rights law, which outlawed racism. This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the march, so we should realize how the march made our society so much better, for both blacks and whites.
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Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
Martin Luther King, Jr.