The March on Washington, August 28, 1963, was the largest civil rights demonstration the nation h
The March on Washington
Grade Range: 5-12
Resource Type(s): Reference Materials, Primary Sources, Interactives & Media, Lessons & Activities
Duration: 60 minutes
Date Posted: 10/14/2016
The Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s 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.