Pennant From the March on Washington
"Let the world know we want freedom," August 28, 1963
As it proclaims, this pennant "was there" for the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, at which civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. made his celebrated "I Have a Dream" speech. During the 1960s and '70s, curators collected objects from civil rights, women's rights, antiwar, and other demonstrations taking place on the National Mall. The Smithsonian continues to document political events as they unfold.
||Martin Luther King Jr., born January 15, 1929, Atlanta, GA; died April 4, 1968, Memphis, TN
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