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August 28, 2013

March on Washington Button

Filed under: Item of the Day — Jason Onerheim @ 10:03 am

50 years ago this day on August 28 1963, one of the largest rallies for human rights happened in Washington D.C., the “March on Washington for Jobs & Freedom.” It was during this rally that Martin Luther King gave his now famous “I have a dream” speech. This button from the Minnesota Historical Society collection was worn during that march.

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