On August 28, 1963, young volunteer George Raveling stood near Martin Luther King Jr. at the podium for his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech. After the speech, Raveling was given a piece of history—King’s personal copy of the speech—and recently spoke to CBS News about his experience at the March on Washington and the legacy of King’s remarks.
August 26, 2013
As the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington nears, we’re sharing stories of the march and its impact on the Civil Rights Movement. Scott Armstrong from the Christian Science Monitor has compiled a list of ten facts about the March on Washington that you may not know.
August 20, 2013
This month, thousands of Americans will travel to Washington, DC for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington to commemorate the march’s role in shaping the Civil Rights Movement. Read this historic article from the New York Times with your students to better understand the mood of the nation in August 1963.
August 19, 2013
We’re quickly approaching the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington! Put your students in the situation of the marchers with the help of an amazing interactive feature from Time magazine, “One Dream,” which chronicles the historic march with interviews of the participants.