The campaign for African-American civil rights in the USA, 1950-1968. The March on washington.

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  • The campaign for African-American civil rights in the USA, 1950-1968. The March on washington.
    • Cause
      • A fear that change was moving too slow
      • Celebrating 100 years since slaves were freed
      • National stand
        • Something the president couldn't ignore
        • Gain media attention
    • Participants
      • Roy wilkins
        • Initially not in favour of march
      • President Kennedy
        • Initially had concerns because he feared not many people would be there
          • Invited more people to come along
      • Martin Luther King
      • A quater of a million people turned up to listen to king's speech
        • A third was white
    • Significance
      • First time civil rights leaders collaborated together
      • Gained white support
      • Impressed television audiences world wide
      • Kennedy met, in total, 1500 civil rights leaders and campaigners
      • Turning point, federal goverment felt like they had to take action
      • King delivered the famous 'I have a dream' speech

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