There can be no doubt, even in the true depths of the most prejudiced minds, that the August 28 March on Washington was the most significant and moving demonstration for freedom and justice in all the history of this country.-Martin Luther King, Jr.
In: Clayborne Carson (ed), The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. 2001, p. 218.
|1961||Despite mob violence, black students continue the freedom ride campaign.|
|Hundreds are arrested in the Albany Movement's desegregation in Georgia.|
|1962||The Albany Movement protests resume during summer|
|James Meredith desegregates the University of Mississippi|
|1963||King writes "Letter from Birmingham Jail" during the decisive civil rights campaign in Birmingham.|
|President John F. Kennedy proposes civil rights legislation to desegregate public accommodations, before his assassination in November.|
|NAACP leader Medgar Evers is murdered outside his home in Jackson, Mississippi by a white supremacist, Byron De La Beckwith, Jr.|
|March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. King delivers "I Have A Dream" speech.|
|Explosion set up by white segregationists kills four black girls at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham.|
|1964||Freedom Summer Project seeks to register black voters in Mississippi Democratic Party.|
|Three civil rights workers murdered at the start of the Mississippi Freedom Summer Project.|
President Lyndon B. Johnson signs The Civil Rights Act of 1964.
|The Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party fails to displace the all-white regular delegation at the Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City.|
|Martin Luther King, Jr., receives the Nobel Prize.|
Document A: Martin Luther King, Jr., "I Have a Dream," Address Delivered at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, August 28, 1963.
Document B: Martin Luther King, Jr., Eulogy for the Martyred Children, September 18, 1963.
Lesson Plans (LP) and Lesson Activities (LA):
In: Clayborne Carson (ed), The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. 2001.
Chapter 18: Marching Toward Freedom, 1961-1966, pp. 413-415.
18.2.3. March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom