In 1963, a quarter of a million people marched on Washington to highlight racial injustice and to put pressure on Congress to pass Kennedy's Civil Rights Bill. The march was made up of both blacks and whites, with thousands of others offering their support behind the scenes. The event received worldwide media coverage, but the federal government took no political action to deal with the issues raised.

First broadcast:
4 November 2008

Show students the clip, and then ask them to produce a poster advertising the March on Washington. Consider how the poster could call on students to join in non-violent protest against the discriminatory laws. Ask the students to consider how they themselves could become agents of social change.