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The Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s

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Some of the men who organized the 1963 March on Washington.

Courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration.

The 1963 March on Washington was a watershed event for the modern Civil Rights Movement with over 250,000 in attendance. Hollywood celebrities such as Harry Belafonte, Marlon Brando, Lena Horne, and Charlton Heston were also there to hear Martin Luther King challenge the world with his "I Have a Dream" speech. Pictured here are some of the organizers of the March. From right to left: Mathew Ahmann, Cleveland Robinson, A. Philip Randolph, Joseph Rauh Jr., John Lewis, and Floyd McKissick.

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