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source two
Extracts from a British embassy report on the March on Washington, dated 30 August 1963
(Catalogue ref: FO 371/168485)
FO 371/168485; British embassy report, 1963 FO 371/168485; British embassy report, 1963 FO 371/168485; British embassy report, 1963
2a 2b 2c            
Transcript
FO 371/168485; British embassy report, 1963

Questions

  1. What does source 2a tell us about the atmosphere or spirit of the crowd?

  2. How did civil rights leaders manage to avoid problems on the day?

  3. According to source 2b, where did the idea of a March on Washington come from?

  4. The march was described as an example of "direct action". What did this mean?