In June a court ruled that two black students had to be admitted to the University of Alabama in spite of Gov. George Wallace trying to stop their admission by standing in the doorway at the University. Two months before the March Medgar Evers, the Field Secretary for the NAACP in Mississippi, was murdered and it took 30 years to bring his murderer to justice.
A couple of weeks after the March in Mississippi four young girls were killed in a church bombing.
This was the backdrop to the March that occurred on August 28, 1963 and was the setting for the "I have a dream" speech of Martin Luther King. Take some time to listen to that link. I wanted to also post two links to his other great speeches, "I have been to the mountaintop", his last speech and his "How Long" speech.
It wasn't hard to miss what was missing at yesterday's march. At least they had a statue to represent them.
I came across this Lincoln recreator giving his Gettysburg Address in the voice that was as it sounded by persons who have described it.