Youth March: 1959
The Youth March for Integrated Schools was the third march on Washington in as many years designed to speed integration of schools following the U.S. Supreme Court's 1954 decision outlawing segregation.

The 1959 march drew the largest of the three at 26,000 and nearly exceeded the 1932 Bonus Army's 30,000 as the largest protest demonstration up to that time in D.C.

The march cemented Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King's status as the preeminent civil rights leader and helped hone the mobilization and logistics necessary to stage the 1963 March for Jobs and Freedom.
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