Tomorrow, thousands of people will gather in Washington, DC (just a few miles from Discovery headquarters) to mark the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. Although there was nothing trivial about the event, today’s questions are all about what happened on August 28, 1963.
In addition to today’s trivia, you can watch an incredible virtual field trip that occurred this morning. Hear from legendary civil rights activists as they recount their personal stories of 50 years of struggle. Join us for a two-hour virtual field trip that brings together the voices of civil rights activists who changed our world and the experiences of leaders who are spearheading critical issues facing our nation today. Click here to watch the recorded session.
Finally, remember: you can search your Discovery Education account with phrases. In the search bar, you can type something like “march on washington” or “civil rights” and find a lot of great resources. One of my favorites is Days That Shook the World. Although this link covers 1955 – 1986, the series covers 1901 – 1999. It’s a fascinating collection of short narrations about these amazing days that changed the world.
1. On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered perhaps his most famous speech. What is the speech called?
2. From what memorial in Washington, DC did Martin Luther King Jr. deliver this famous speech?
3. What did the Civil Rights Act, signed less than a year after the March on Washington, on July 2, 1964, outlaw?
4. What was Martin Luther King Jr.’s philosophy for change?