|Date||August 28, 1963|
|Also known as||March on Washington|
|Participants||200,000 to 300,000 (estimated 250,000)|
|Litigation||Civil Rights Act of 1964; Voting Rights Act|
The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom or “The Great March on Washington“, as styled in a sound recording released after the event, was one of the largest political rallies for human rights in United States history and called for civil and economic rights for African Americans. It took place in Washington, D.C..Thousands of Americans headed to Washington on Tuesday August 27, 1963. On Wednesday, August 28, 1963. Martin Luther King, Jr., standing in front of the Lincoln Memorial, delivered his historic “I Have a Dream” speech in which he called for an end to racism.