Everything You Don’t Know About The March On Washington

The March on Washington: why John F. Kennedy opposed it, why Martin Luther King Jr. almost didn’t “have a dream,” and everything else your history teacher never told you.

March On Washington

AFP/AFP/Getty ImagesMore than 200,000 civil right supporters gather for the March on Washington on August 28, 1963.

The 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom is probably best remembered as the event in which Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous “I Have A Dream” speech. But King almost didn’t even say those words that day. In fact, there’s much more to the story of this crucial civil rights moment than you learned in school.

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