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March on Washington, 1963

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The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, or "The Great March on Washington," was one of the largest political rallies for human rights in United States history. On August 27, 1963, approximately 250,000 people set their sights on Washington in the name of civil and economic rights for African Americans. The following day, August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famed speech, "I Have a Dream," calling for an end to racism. This movement was credited with helping to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and inspiring the Selma to Montgomery marches which led to the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Bennington Banner (Vermont), Saturday, August 17, 1963, ten pages. A headline on front page reads: "Local Ministers to Aid 'March on Washington,'" in part: "Several local clergymen and a Quaker met Friday to determine how best to support the Aug. 28 'March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom'...'I feel we cannot allow our Negro brethren to stand alone. Our place is by their side in witness to our concern for justice for all of God's family.' Bishop Butterfield plans to attend the rally." 

Other headlines include: "Agreement To Arbitrate Snips Rail Strike Threat"; "Canada To Accept Nuclear Warheads"; "Demand On Berlin Troops Cuts Obstacle to Exchanging Observers"; "Cuba Protests Planes' Attack"; "Ex-Dictator Faces Court In Venezuela."

Measuring approximately 16.25 x 22.5, this vintage newspaper is in overall fine condition, with light toning along the edges, a small piece of adhesive at the top right corner and a partial separation at the binding.

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