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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.