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A leaflet from civil rights leaders asking people to march on Washington, August 1963
(Courtesy of the Bayard Rustin Fund, JF Kennedy Library and Museum)
Bayard Rustin Fund, JF Kennedy Library & Museum; leaflet, 1963


  1. What was the purpose of the March on Washington?

  2. Which organisations provided information about the march?

  3. What clues does this leaflet give about the amount of planning that was required?

  4. Why do you think that Washington D.C. was chosen as the location?