Pennant, March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, 1963

Summary

More than 250,000 civil rights advocates showed up at this peaceful march to support unity, jobs, and a new Civil Rights bill being proposed by President Kennedy. Television viewers nationwide watched African Americans and whites march together, united behind a common cause. Songs and speeches at this march included Martin Luther King, Jr.'s famous "I Have a Dream" speech.

More than 250,000 civil rights advocates showed up at this peaceful march to support unity, jobs, and a new Civil Rights bill being proposed by President Kennedy. Television viewers nationwide watched African Americans and whites march together, united behind a common cause. Songs and speeches at this march included Martin Luther King, Jr.'s famous "I Have a Dream" speech.

Artifact

Pennant

Date Made

1963

Subject Date

28 August 1963

Creators

Unknown

Place of Creation

United States 

With Liberty & Justice For All
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in With Liberty & Justice for All

Object ID

2000.32.4

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Felt (Textile)

Color

Red
White (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 11.5 in

Width: 26 in

Inscriptions

Obverse: MARCH ON WASHINGTON / FOR JOBS & FREEDOM WED, AUG. 28, 1963 / AND LET THE WORLD KNOW / WE WANT FREEDOM "I WAS THERE"

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