List of Students from the March on Washington, 1963

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Source

MHC Archives

Title

List of Students from the March on Washington, 1963

Description

This list shows the names of the 29 students from Mount Holyoke who went to the March on Washington in August of 1963. Over 250,000 people marched to protest the inequalities faced by African Americans. The march was influential in the passing of both the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. These acts outlawed discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, and national origin and abolished the literacy tests and poll taxes that were frequently used to bar African Americans from voting.

Date

August 1963

Format

Notebook paper, ink

Language

English

Identifier

case02_votes_011

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Original Format

26 x 20 cm

Files

case02_votes_011a-hpr.jpg

Collection

Citation

“List of Students from the March on Washington, 1963,” Digital Exhibits of the Archives and Special Collections, accessed February 29, 2024, https://ascdc.mtholyoke.edu/items/show/3773.

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