“Because they kept marching, America changed. Because they marched, the civil rights law was passed. Because they marched, a voting rights law was signed,” Obama said. “Because they marched, city councils changed and state legislatures changed and Congress changed and, yes, eventually, the White House changed.”
On Aug. 28, 1963, King and roughly 250,000 others took part in the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, a key moment in the American Civil Rights Movement.