The March on Washington

The March on Washington


This year marks the 52nd anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom and will be commemorated by teachers and students across the country and around the world.

Help your students appreciate the significance of this event – and its role in the larger Civil Rights Movement using this collection of digital content from PBS LearningMedia.

  • The March | Media Gallery

    The March documents the events leading up to The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, which drew more than 200,000 people to the National Mall on August 28, 1963. It presents a behind-the-scene look at the effort to organize The March, and examines the political and social events that merged to bring the March on Washington to fruition.

    Grades: 6-12

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