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The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

Unit 2 , Lesson 7

Jewish Women's Archive - Living the Legacy

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The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

Enduring understandings: 
  • The March on Washington was a complex event that was more than simply the venue for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech.
  • Many different kinds of people participated in the March on Washington, both on the stage and in the crowd.
Essential questions: 
  • What were the (sometimes conflicting) purposes/goals of the March on Washington?
  • Who participated in the March on Washington, as demonstrators and as speakers, and what presence did the Jewish community have?
  • What do the speeches at the March on Washington tell us about the Civil Rights Movement?
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Jewish Women's Archive. "Living the Legacy - Lesson: The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom." (Viewed on April 21, 2014) <http://jwa.org/teach/livingthelegacy/civilrights/march-on-washington-for-jobs-and-freedom>.