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This article in the Greenfield Recorder appeared one day after the historic 1963 "March on Washington." Two hundred thousand people marched in support of federal civil rights legislation and for a national employment program. Despite widespread predictions of violence the march was peaceful. President Kennedy referred to the "quiet dignity" of the protest, a clear contrast to violence directed at the civil rights movement in the south. Interestingly, this article makes no reference to the "I Have a Dream" section of King's speech that would later become the best-remembered aspect of the event. This Associated Press release is also quite negative about the impact of the event on Civil Rights legislation stalled in Congress.

 

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"Leaders of March Still Have Not Attained Goal" article from Greenfield Recorder-Gazette newspaper

publisher   Greenfield Recorder-Gazette
date   Aug 29, 1963
location   Greenfield, Massachusetts
height   7.0"
width   1.25"
height   10.0"
width   3.75"
process/materials   printed paper, ink
item type   Periodicals/Newspaper
accession #   #L08.009


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See Also...

"Drama Vs. Reality" editorial from Greenfield Recorder-Gazette newspaper

"Marchers to Converge on Lincoln Memorial" and "Washington Will be Symbol of U.S. Power Marchers" article in GRG newspaper

"Break-Through Accomplished" editorial from Greenfield Recorder-Gazette newspaper


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