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Part Two: The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

Freedom's Ring March on Washington

Marchers arriving at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, August 1963.

Drawing by Evan Bissell

Instructions

  1. Using the National Archives and Record Administration’s Document Analysis Worksheet, ask students to read and examine the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom program. 
  2. Introduce students to the Freedom’s Ring: King’s “I Have a Dream” Speech. Allow students to listen to and view the speech. Read the information and listen to the interviews within the A People’s Dream theme, especially the sections “The March Program” and “Meeting the Demands.” 
  3. If time allows, encourage students to explore Freedom's Ring independently or in pairs.