March on Washington Photo Gallery and related media
March on Washington
March on Washington
Commonly referred to as the March on Washington, the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom brought over 200,000 people to the nation's capitol to protest racial discrimination and show support for civil rights legislation that was pending in Congress. The March on Washington took place on August 28, 1963.
Related Photo Galleries (2)
March on Washington
March on Washington(9 Photos)
See pictures from the famous March on Washington.
Integration of Central High School
Integration of Central High School(9 Photos)
In 1957 nine black students enrolled at the formerly all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Related Videos (9)
Ask Steve: MLK, JR.
Ask Steve: MLK, JR.Video Clip (1:39)
Video Clip (1:39)
On Ask Steve, the efforts of Martin Luther King Jr. and his assassination was discussed. His connection with the White House was cut off my President Lyndon Johnson because of his lack of support for the Vietnam War. He then went to Memphis.
Ask Steve: The Riots
Ask Steve: The RiotsVideo Clip (1:16)
Video Clip (1:16)
In this Ask Steve video clip, the racial riots of the 1960's was discussed. During the civil rights movement there was a lot of progress being made, however much of it was in the South.
Origins of Black History Month
Origins of Black History MonthVideo Clip (2:20)
Video Clip (2:20)
A brief look at the history of African Americans and Black History Month.
Arlo Guthrie Reflects on Vietnam Era
Arlo Guthrie Reflects on Vietnam EraVideo Clip (3:22)
Video Clip (3:22)
Arlo Guthrie talks with Tom Brokaw about what he saw as a change of consciousness during the 1960s.
Doxie Whitfield's Personal Story of Integration
Doxie Whitfield's Personal Story of IntegrationVideo Clip (2:52)
Video Clip (2:52)
Doxie Whitfield was a nurse in Atlanta in 1963 when the hospital floors were desegregated.
101st Airborne Escorts the Little Rock Nine
101st Airborne Escorts the Little Rock NineVideo Clip (1:47)
Video Clip (1:47)
Silent footage of members of the 101st U.S. Airborne Division escorting the Little Rock Nine into Central High School on September 25, 1957.
Little Rock Nine
Little Rock NineVideo Clip (2:28)
Video Clip (2:28)
Led by civil rights pioneer Daisy Bates, these nine brave Arkansas teenagers broke through racial barriers to become the first black students to attend Little Rock High School.
W.E.B. Dubois and the Niagara Movement
W.E.B. Dubois and the Niagara MovementVideo Clip (3:44)
Video Clip (3:44)
W.E.B. Dubois was integral to the advancement of racial equality.
George Wallace Opposes Integration
George Wallace Opposes IntegrationVideo Clip (1:31)
Video Clip (1:31)
Newsreel footage of former Alabama Governor George Wallace standing against desegregation while being confronted by federal authorities at the University of Alabama in 1963.
Related Speeches & Audio (10)
African-Americans Vote in South Carolina
African-Americans Vote in South CarolinaAudio Clip (1:28)
Audio Clip (1:28)
A report from Charleston, South Carolina, describes heavy voter turnout at the state's primary election on August 10, 1948. For the first time since the Reconstruction era, African-Americans were permitted to vote in a Democratic primary, after a federal judge ruled their exclusion unconstitutional.
NAACP's Walter White Decries Racial Inequality
NAACP's Walter White Decries Racial InequalityAudio Clip (2:28)
Audio Clip (2:28)
On June 29, 1947, at the closing session of the 38th annual conference for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Walter F. White, the organization’s executive secretary, warns that despite progress made in civil rights, true equality can’t be achieved with a "separate but equal" mandate.
Jesse Jackson: King's Final Sermon
Jesse Jackson: King's Final SermonAudio Clip (0:48)
Audio Clip (0:48)
"...and then Dr. King gave this speech. He climaxed talking about how he had been to the mountaintop. What I remember the most about the speech was how ministers, who ordinarily will exclaim joy and support a minister who is speaking. But how ministers cried. It was that kind of speech..."
Eisenhower Intervenes in Little Rock Crisis
Eisenhower Intervenes in Little Rock CrisisAudio Clip (2:10)
Audio Clip (2:10)
President Dwight D. Eisenhower is forced to take action when nine African-American students are prevented from entering Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. In a broadcast to the nation on September 24, 1957, the president explains his decision to order Federal troops to Little Rock to ensure that the students are allowed access to the school, as mandated by the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Brown v. Board of Education.
Stokely Carmichael on Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.
Stokely Carmichael on Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.Audio Clip (2:42)
Audio Clip (2:42)
On April 5, 1968, in a press conference held the day after the slaying of Martin Luther King Jr., civil rights activist Stokely Carmichael predicts the outbreak of more violence across the nation in retaliation for "white America's biggest mistake."
Brown v. Board of Education Ruling
Brown v. Board of Education RulingAudio Clip (1:02)
Audio Clip (1:02)
On May 17, 1954, U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren delivered the unanimous ruling against the "separate but equal" mandate and demanded desegregation of schools. Outside the courtroom, the attorneys who argued the Brown v. Board of Education case, James Nabrit Jr., Thurgood Marshall and George Hayes, give a press conference.
Rodney King Responds to Los Angeles Riot
Rodney King Responds to Los Angeles RiotAudio Clip (0:22)
Audio Clip (0:22)
Following the April 29, 1992, verdict in which four white Los Angeles Police Department officers were acquitted of charges in the beating of black motorist Rodney King, riots broke out across Los Angeles. On May 1, 1992, King pleads with citizens to stop the violence and "get along."
Adam Clayton Powell Rallies Congregation
Adam Clayton Powell Rallies CongregationAudio Clip (3:54)
Audio Clip (3:54)
In a 1967 sermon, Adam Clayton Powell Jr., pastor and congressman from Harlem, New York City, reaches out to the downtrodden and depressed with his "keep the faith, baby" slogan.
Booker T. Washington on Race Relations
Booker T. Washington on Race RelationsAudio Clip (3:28)
Audio Clip (3:28)
On September 18, 1895, at the Atlanta Exposition, Booker T. Washington rises to national fame when he delivers what came to be known as his “Atlanta Compromise” speech, in which he advocates for the races to work together while remaining separate socially.
John F. Kennedy on Desegregation at Ole Miss
John F. Kennedy on Desegregation at Ole MissAudio Clip (3:18)
Audio Clip (3:18)
When Mississippi Gov. Ross Barnett refused to comply with the U.S. Supreme Court ruling demanding desegregation at the University of Mississippi and the admittance of James Meredith, President John F. Kennedy was forced to intervene. In his address to the nation on September 30, 1962, Kennedy explains his decision to federalize the state national guard in order to maintain law and order while Meredith registers at the college.
Most Popular Videos on History.com
Relive the epic events of the times in this sweeping collection from HISTORY.
Learn the history of King's famous speech and the March on Washington.
Experience the turbulent events that ignited the bloodiest, most divisive war this country has known.
Keep up with the latest History shows, online features, special offers and more.Sign up