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This article in the Greenfield, Massachusetts Recorder was printed just a few days before the 1963 civil rights March on Washington. The march, organized to build support for federal civil rights legislation, would be the scene of the Reverend Martin Luther King's historic "I Have A Dream" speech. This article focuses on the contrast between the affluent capital area, where the rally will take place, and the poor African-American sections of the city. The reference to a recent football riot "bristling with racial overtones" reflects fears that the civil rights march itself might result in violence. No such violence occurred, enhancing the reputation of King and the protest movement.


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publisher   Greenfield Recorder-Gazette
date   Aug 26, 1963
location   Greenfield, Massachusetts
height   10.0"
width   3.75"
height   8.0"
width   1.75"
process/materials   printed paper, ink
item type   Periodicals/Newspaper
accession #   #L08.004

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"Break-Through Accomplished" editorial from Greenfield Recorder-Gazette newspaper

"Leaders of March Still Have Not Attained Goal" article from Greenfield Recorder-Gazette newspaper

"King's Dream Speech In 1963 Urged Full Rights For Negroes" article from Greenfield Recorder newspaper

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