“Did You Know?” Myths and Facts About the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

When many people think of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, all that comes to mind is Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s statement, “I Have a Dream.” However, there was much more to this historic event than four words in King’s speech. The March on Washington was a milestone in a movement that consisted of many years of activism, organizing, and civil disobedience by a wide variety of groups that made up the Civil Rights Movement.

Test your knowledge about the 1963, March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom with a quiz developed by Teaching for Change. This quiz can be used to challenge assumptions, to check for prior knowledge, and to inspire further learning about the hidden history of the March on Washington. Take it now, here.

Posted Thursday, August 22, 2013 |

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