1. July 1962 - An NAACP picket protesting segregation passes by a Klansman handing out leaflets to passers-by in downtown Atlanta.

    The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on Aug. 28, 1963, was one of the largest human rights rallies in U.S. history, calling for civil and economic rights for African-Americans. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his historic “I Have a Dream” speech. Click here for complete coverage of the 50th anniversary of the march, including an interactive timeline.

    Photo credit: Bill Young / AJC file

     
  1. talkingwithtim reblogged this from ajcphotovault and added:
    The fact that this was only 50 years ago astounds me.
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