1958 October 25

Youth March for Integrated Schools: More Than 10,000 in D.C.


The March on Washington, on August 28, 1963, is deservedly famous, but there were four previous civil rights marches in Washington. In the period after Brown v. Board of Education, there were marches on May 17, 1957, April 18, 1959, and one held on this day. Martin Luther King was scheduled to speak, but he had been stabbed shortly before the march, and his speech was delivered by his wife Coretta Scott King.

In the first African-American march on Washington, 5,000 people conducted a silent march in front of the White House and the U.S. Senate building on June 14, 1922 to protest lynching and to call for a federal anti-lynching law.

Read about the Youth March: http://www.crmvet.org/tim/timhis58.htm

Read the Presidential Delegation Statement: http://www.crmvet.org/docs/5810_youth_statement.pdf

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