March on DC: 1958
The October 26, 1958 youth march on Washington drew upwards of 10,000 people demanding the federal government enforce school desegregation and other civil rights.

The march occurred with the backdrop of Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus closing public schools in order to halt integration. He attempted to re-open the schools as segregated private schools.

This march, along with the 1957 Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom, lay the groundwork for the more famous 1963 March for Jobs and Freedom.
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