August 1963 - The Civil Rights march on Washington, D. for Jobs and Freedom culminates with Dr. Martin Luther King's famous "I Have a Dream" speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Over people participated in the march for equal rights.
was baptized and ordained a minister in the Ebenezer Baptist Church in the "Sweet Auburn" district of downtown Atlanta. It was his spiritual home and the site of his funeral. The church is now operated by the National Park Service.
Skyline of Birmingham, Alabama. Birmingham was named for Birmingham, England; one of the UK's major industrial cities. Many, if not most, of the original settlers who founded Birmingham were of English ancestry. Birmingham is the largest city in Alabama.