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Youth March on Washington for Civil Rights: 1958 | by Washington Area Spark
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Youth March on Washington for Civil Rights: 1958

Nearly 10,000 youth and students marched on Washington, D.C. October 26, 1958 to demand integration of schools and other public facilities.

 

The protesters were addressed by entertainer Harry Belafonte and baseball star Jackie Robinson after marching down Constitution Avenue to the Lincoln Memorial.

 

This protest and the 1957 Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom helped lay the groundwork for the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

 

For more information and additional images, see flic.kr/s/aHska27CEb

 

Photographer is unknown. The image is an auction find.

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Taken on October 26, 1958