Short Film: March on Washington History


Produced by the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), this film providing a glimpse into the March on Washington is part of the is part of the museum’s exhibit, Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863 and the March on Washington, 1963.



Learn More about the pivotal March on Washington

History: The March on Washington
Originally conceived by renowned labor leader A. Phillip Randolph and Roy Wilkins, Executive Secretary of the NAACP, the historic March on Washington evolved into a collaborative effort amongst major civil rights leaders of the day—drawing about quarter-million people together. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered the exalted “I Have a Dream” speech to march-goers from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

Full Speech Text:  I Have a Dream
See the full text of  the “I Have a Dream Speech.